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…

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

Feeling Great & up to 694 Laps

What an awesome practice this morning! I was feeling good when I woke up, but that didn’t compare as to how I felt after practise and swimming 2,350m (that’s 94 laps!) After my swim on Sunday I made an appointment with my physiotherapist for this week.  I had some work done on my arm, neck…

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.…