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updated: 8/15/2012 7:47 AM

Progress made in couple's Lake Michigan swim

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LUDINGTON, Mich. -- A Michigan couple attempting to swim 50 miles across Lake Michigan to raise awareness about postpartum depression is making progress.

An update Wednesday morning on a Facebook page for the swim says Sara and Jeff Tow had reached the 33-mile mark. A message seeking information on their progress was left with a family spokesman.

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The Grand Rapids-area couple got under way Tuesday from Two Rivers, Wis. They plan to swim to the Big Point Sable Lighthouse at West Michigan's Ludington State Park.

The hope was to complete the swim in 30 to 36 hours. That would put them in Ludington on Wednesday afternoon or night.

Both were members of Ohio University swim teams and say they suffered from postpartum depression following the births of their children, now 11 and 9.

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