A pastor from a Rockford who made a pact to raise money for a school in Africa came up all wet from the effort.
But that's a good thing.
"I actually enjoyed the majority of the swim," the reverend wrote on his blog. "Hours 1-5 were good. Sometime between hour 5-6 it transitioned in a not good time that lasted until 9 hours. Hours 9-11.5 were pretty enjoyable actually. Then the last two hours were pretty tough."
Solberg is senior pastor of Second Congregational Church in Rockford.
His goal is to raise $50,000 to build a school in Waku Kungo, Angola. So far, he's raised more than $30,000.
Overall, he says it was a great experience.