Two young Special Olympians have swum across Lake Taupō, Stuff reports, with one breaking the record for the fastest time for a west to east crossing of the lake. Auckland-based swimmers Tate Pichon​, 25, and Joshua Vegar​, 22, took on the challenge of swimming 33km across Lake Taupō on Friday to raise funds for their clubmates to compete at the National Summer Games in Hamilton in December.