Tag: swimming

Two images: Left: Brandon stands on the left in a red jacket and sweat pants smiling against a receding mountain range of red soil. Right: Brandon stands again a wooden railing in a red flannel smiling. Behind him is a harbour with boats and a shop with tree-covered mountains to the right.

A digital meetup and interview with Brandon Warren

We met Brandon Warren for a chat over the interwebs to talk about moving East to West, physiotherapy, and getting outside. Thank you for your time, warmth, and generosity, Brandon!  You went from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia to Victoria, right? How was the East Coast? Yeah! I was born and raised in Plaster Rock,

The sky and water are pink with the sunset, and the mountains in the distance are various shades of blue. A person in a "crew" jacket paddles a boat to the left and Susan's head is visible above the water to the right.

Coffee with Susan Simmons, long distance swimmer

We were lucky enough to join Susan Simmons for coffee this week. We talked about 30 hour swims, being an athlete with MS, community, and conservation…

Susan Simmons dives into the water on Dallas Road to start her attempt to double cross the Juan de Fuca.

Susan Simmons dives into the water to start her historic attempt at a double cross

On August 18th at 1pm Susan Simmons took off from Ogden Point on a 24 hour swim to Port Angeles, and back. With MS, for MS. Have a great swim Susan Simmons. Later that day we heard that Susan has halted her swim attempt. The water was cold and choppy and she was hypothermic and

Four wooden lawn chairs on a sandy beach under a weeping willow tree looking out onto a blue body of water with green trees on the other side. The sky is blue.

Chilly Salt Spring Training

October morning swim ✔️ Burning skin from the cold ✔️ Feeling awesome ✔️ Beautiful gulf island experience at St. Mary’s Lake Resort. ✔️ Time for a hot shower!

A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

Swimming is awesome. Compared to other sports, swimming has a relatively low risk of injury.

However, the most common body part injured while swimming

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Mother’s Day Swim

Mother’s Day Swim 11:30AM-1PM (location: Oak Bay Recreation Centre). Check it out.

The tiles from the bottom of a swimming pool with a dolphin design.

Getting comfortable with swimming can be a journey

Swimming is a fantastic exercise but if you’re doing it for the first time as an exercise, it can feel awkward and unnatural and might take some persistence…

Two women standing shoulder to shoulder with their arms around each other smiling, and both wearing jeans and tshirts. They are standing in front of a green field and there are evergreen trees and a blue cloudy sky in the distance. They are both holding black bags that say "Ironman 70.3 Canada."

Preparing for the Whistler Ironman

Having a relaxing afternoon at the Whistler 70.3 pre-race meeting!

Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer, address TED in 2013

Humans are extraordinary

We swim. We know swimmers. We work with athletes. We know marathon swimmers …

Two legs from the hips down extended under water in a pool with a blue tiled floor. On the person's feet are blue flippers.