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Lodi woman returns to scene of her historic swim

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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2003 10:00 pm

At 2:35 a.m. on July 29, 1962, 16-year-old Erline Christopherson of Lodi danced on the dark Lake Tahoe beach, eager to get into the water and out of the brisk morning air.

Her goal? To be the first woman to swim from the south to the north shore of Lake Tahoe — from Baldwin Beach to Dollar Point — a distance of approximately 18 miles in a straight path.

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