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Namu & Beyond

This will be my third year swimming in the Great Bear Rainforest. Year 1 I swim from Ocean Falls to Bella Bella – a 50km swim over 2 days.  Last year I spent some time in Lama Pass working my way from Bella Bella to Namu. On day one of the swim I encountered some crazy currents and on day 2 a whale swam directly beneath me. I will be returning this year to complete my journey to Namu and swim further down the coast to the Hakai Institute. I hope to complete 60 kilometres over 2 days. You can learn more here.

Juan de Fuca Double Crossing

At the end of July 2017 I completed a swim across Juan de Fuca Strait – from Port Angeles USA to Victoria Canada. The swim was approximately 33 kilometres and the water temperature between 11 and 13C (51 to 55F). I am the 7th person to swim the strait without the assistance of a wetsuit. This year I will atempt the first ever double crossing of Juan de Fuca Strait. You can learn more here.






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

  2. Hey Susan!

    Thinking of you up there at the lake! And for the next 4 days I’ll think of you two when I wake up, eat, go to bed, etc. and I’ll be amazed that you are still swimming!! Can’t wait to watch you on the tracker as you finish the swim Sunday night. Good luck!!!

    And when you’re back and rested, I’d like to get one of the MS swim tanks from 2 years ago (blue colour) for my Dad. Not sure if I need large or X-large, so maybe you can bring both by the pool sometime in August.

    OK, get in that water!!!

  3. Support the people with MS that do not have the ability to stand up to MS Canada and save the MS Centre in Victoria…….to sell the centre without a thought of the community that will be displaced….a community of support and services to live with ms….

  4. Please sign me up to get your blog. I have MS and am inspired by your story.


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