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Swimming CT River From Hartford To Old Saybrook For Kids

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The trip from Hartford to Old Saybrook isn’t a tough trek for most of us, but we need to qualify that.

A Wethersfield man will soon make that trip along the river, or should we say in the river.  Todd Mozzer is swimming it.

It’s all to raise awareness of child sexual abuse. Mozzer is part of “Darkness to Light,” an organization dedicated to helping the victims of sexual abuse.

His plan is to take to the Connecticut River in Hartford and swim over 50 miles to Old Saybrook. He’s training with friends five days a week, with sessions lasting two hours.

“Its crazy that I have to jump in and swim the length of the river to try and raise money and awareness, but I’m a survivor and a helper,” Mozzer said.

Jeff Stuart, Mozzer’s friend and sometime swim coach added, “I know for a fact that he will complete this swim.”

If all goes according to plan, Mozzer will take to the water on June 28, and he hopes to be done by June 30. Recently, one of Mozzer’s training areas has been Lake Terramuggas in Marlborough.

For more information on his swim, visit his website at

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    After knowing Todd Mozzer for many years and recently reconnecting with him, I have been Vindicated and Validated. Therefore I will do everything and anything as a swimmer, swim coach and mentor to help him persevere through this quest in the Ct. River.

    When I swim alongside him, I will bolster his spirits if need be. When he finishes, I will celebrate with him as he should be celebrated.

    My sense about Todd and the Ct. river and his message to young children victims and their parents is this: he will slice through this river journey like butter through a hot knife. I’m with you all the way, Todd Mozzer…..even when I’m not…..I will be with you. JS

  • Deborahlynn forbes

    May God Bless you and watch over you. You are swimming for all survivors past present and future. Keep that in mind.