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…

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…

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…

All Day Nutritional Supports Laps Of Love!

I am proud to announce that All Day Nutritionals is sponsoring Laps of Love and has created a promo code especially for Laps Of Love. All Day Nutritionals liquid supplements have a higher absorption rate than pills and are easily digested by your body.  They are vegetarian friendly and use only the highest quality of vitamin…

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…