Susan Simmons Talks Adventure On WOWSA Live

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Canadian Susan Simmons talked about dealing with her MS (Multiple sclerosis) and swimming in cold water on today’s WOWSA Live program.

The 55-year-old former competitive pool swimmer made the transition to longer, colder marathon swims with a special focus on pioneering unprecedented swim in her local lakes and straits in and near Vancouver. She recalled a number of experiences with Steven Munatones:

* starting her open water career with a lake swim in Thetis Lake where she swam with otters
* building up from 1.5 km to 70 km in distance
* swimming in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait, and Georgia Strait
* planning adventure swims in Great Bear Rainforest
* swimming with humpback whales and trying to avoid bubble net feeding
* being escorted by a Canadian whale whisperer
* seeing value in everyone

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