George Wendt, legend in open water swimming, drowns at event

George Wendt, a beloved Fenwick High School teacher and legendary Chicago swimmer, died after drowning in Lake Michigan Sept. 11 during the 30th annual Big Shoulders Open Water Classic. Wendt, a 73-year-old from River Forest, was found “unresponsive after swimming in the water” around 9 a.m. in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive, … Continue reading George Wendt, legend in open water swimming, drowns at event