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Dawn Hinz of South Haven works on dolphin diving in Lake Michigan at North Beach in South Haven. Hinz, a paramedic/firefighter for South Haven Area Emergency Services, recently swam 8.2 miles around Mackinac Island.

SOUTH HAVEN — When Dawn Hinz was in high school, she would ride her bike 3 miles to and from school in the evening to take part in daily lap swims.

But the paramedic/firefighter for South Haven Area Emergency Services couldn’t have predicted she would someday swim all the way around Mackinac Island. She recently did just that as a member of Team Athletic Mentors.

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Dawn Hinz, a member of Team Athletic Mentors, gets ready for a workout at North Beach in South Haven. Hinz, a paramedic/firefighter for South Haven Area Emergency Services, recently swam around Mackinac Island.

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