09 Aug

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 world record in the S7 100-metre backstroke twice in one day at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton.  Shelby is currently in Australia competeing in the Pan-Pacific Para Swimming Championships 

Shelby reached out to Laps of Love early June wishing to join the campaign and help build dystonia awareness.   I couldn’t be happier to have such an enthusiastic addition to the team.  Shelby and I have connected on a dystonia front as well as on our passion for swimming.

Shelby has contributed 1,608 laps bringing our laps total to 5,500 laps! We have made it past the 50% mark!!

Thanks Shelby & Good luck a the Pan-Pac Para Championships! We are rooting for you!!

See you in the pool,


Sumbul Zafar

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