Now You Can Be A Part of The Team

Over the last 7 months I have had the pleasure of meeting so many kind hearted and supportive people.  I often got compliments on my swim cap at the pool whether it be at a meet or just swimming locally, which inspired me make this cap available for everyone. The cap is $14.00 and with…

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…

30% completed – 3,041 Laps Strong!

When I first started, I couldn’t imagine swimming 20 laps let alone 3,000 and it’s all because of the support and positive thoughts from all of you! Thank you! Keep reaching for the stars everyone! See you in the pool, Sum

Making A Splash @ the BMSC Meet!

It may have been a weekend of snowfall and freezing rain but that didn’t stop me from attending the BMSC Splash swim meet this past Sunday. Despite the weather, there was great attendance and the energy of the pool was incredible.  My favourite supporters Ryan, Syra and Sophia were there to cheer me on and…

Head to Head with Martha McCabe

Head to Head is a mentorship program founded by 2x Canadian Olympian Martha McCabe to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of athletes to reach their best potential with the help of herself as well as other Canadian Olympian athletes such as Brittany MacLean, Dominique Bouchard and Janya Hefford. On Sunday, Head to Head put…

25% Completed – 2,738 Laps

Can you believe it?! I am 1/4 of the way to my lap goal of 10,000 laps! Every time I hit a milestone I feel like I am just around the corner from achieving a dream.  This campaign has already brought so much conversation in the Burlington community that I have actually been approached 5…

20% Of The Laps Completed. A New Year’s Update.

Happy New Year everyone!! I finished off 2017 by hitting the 2,000 lap milestone mid December.  I am currently sitting at 2,111 laps, and it feels incredible.  Despite the fatigue I was experiencing after the North York Gators Pentathlon, I was still able to enjoy the water at a significantly slower pace.  I wasn’t able…

NYMAC Gators Pentathlon – I SURVIVED!

Today I swam in my first meet since 2014, when I received my diagnoses of hemi-facial spasms and cervical dystonia.  It felt so good be surrounded by the energy of excited swimmers, families and familiar faces that I haven’t seen in years.  I forgot how much I really missed it. In this meet each swimmer…

1,444 Laps Strong!

It is a pretty amazing feeling to see the lap counts keep going up. A few months ago 10,000 laps was just a dream and now I’m approaching the 2,000 laps milestone!! I know I can do this. I can feel it. All I have to do is focus on it. See you in the…