Laps of Love Welcomes Para-Swimmer Shelby Newkirk!!

It’s such an excited time for Laps of Love, please help me welcome para-swimmer and 2 time Canadian world record holder, Shelby Newkirk. Shelby is a 22 year old para-swimmer who was diagnosed with generalized dystonia 8 years ago.  She’s making waves in the swimming world by shattering the S7 women’s 50m backstroke and own…

Let’s Do This – 4,184 Laps Strong!

When it comes to having dystonia, one of the most important elements to have is a solid support system.  My dystonia wellness team is built with a scope of people including a neurologist, a naturopath, a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, a message therapist and my dystonia support group.  However, there is a group of people in…

Still Sitting, Waiting, Wishing…

The frustration is setting in a little deeper these days.  It’s been 8 weeks since I was in the pool and I am missing it.  In my March post “Forced To Take A Break” I shared that I had a leg injury that was preventing me from swimming.  After some more investigation, this injury has…

Forced To Take A Break…

After being diagnosed with dystonia in 2014 I was unable to continue swimming because my body would go into intense spasms and I would be in a lot of pain.   During that time away from the pool I felt like a huge part of my active life was gone.  I watched YouTube videos of…

250 Laps of Love COMPLETED!

I can’t believe how awesome this feels! I have completed the 250 laps for the $250.00 donation made Friday. Please continue to spread the awareness for dystonia and help me reach my $10,000.00 donation goal! ​Thank you to my fiance Ryan Liversage, daughter Syra and past team mate for being my lap counter for this…

First donation = 250 laps

I am so grateful for the very first donation towards the Laps of Love – Swim For Dystonia campaign!  Here’s a short video of the first 80 laps of 250, swam Friday October 13th! Please share, donate,  ​follow my Facebook page and Instagram page! Thank you for the support! #swim4dystonia #lapsofloveca #dystoniamovesme ​See you in…

It’s A Go!

Today I had a meeting with the City of Burlington to discuss the Laps of Love – Swim for Dystonia fundraiser.  It is with great excitement and pleasure that I am able to share with you that on Saturday, September 8, 2018 the Laps of Love – Swim for Dystonia will be held!!  What a…

Challenge Accepted!

This weekend my fiance and I took a much needed break and headed up north to a friends trailer on McConnell Lake.  About 20 km of the Quebec boarder and hidden behind kilometres of tall pine trees, McConnell Lake is a hidden gem of Ontario. My first challenge came from our friends who hosted us.…