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I’m in training for two swims this year.

  1. Great Bear Swim
  2. Swim for Peace

Please visit the sites to learn more!

MSATHLETE TO ATTEMPT 105KM SOLO SWIM between July 31 and August 2, 2015. The swim is expected to take approximately 50 hours and will be the longest unassisted solo swim in a lake on record.


This summer swimmers Alex Cape and Susan Simmons (msathlete) will attempt a 105km unassisted solo swim in Cowichan Lake, British Columbia. This will be the longest continuous unassisted lake swim on record. Throughout the 50 hour swim members of Deanna Whiteley’s CrossFitZone will bust some moves of their own – challenging themselves to “105s” along the way.

Challenge yourself with your own 105 and share it with Alex and Susan as a way to support the swim. They will be using your 105s for inspiration along the way.

An Open Letter to the City of Victoria Regarding the Future of Crystal Pool
I have recently become aware that you will soon be making a decision regarding the future of Crystal Pool. Before you make that decision I would like to share my thoughts on this matter with the hope that you will take them into consideration. Read more.

70km swim for MS
- part 1 – how to blow your shoulder before a big swim
- part 2 – mental gymnastics
- part 3 – a beautiful start
- part 4 – into the night
- part 5 – pushing through the last 25km

MS Philosophy: there is no such thing as a failed attempt
Every day when I wake up I think about how lucky I am that I was raised to try new things. In many was this is what makes it possible for me to live a productive life with multiple sclerosis.

MS Addiction: got dope?
There are over seventy-five drugs many of us have been prescribed for our Multiple Sclerosis. My drug of choice – dopamine – and I regularly self-medicate.

Multiple Sclerosis in the Raw – a natural state of being I find myself thinking a lot these days. Thinking about Multiple Sclerosis and if I am doing the right things to manage my disease. Not just manage it to the point of being “ok,” – I want to be more than that.

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One comment

  1. I have nominated you for a Peace and Harmony Award. I enjoy your blog so much and hope you will accept this award.


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