Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Environment News

Forty Years in the Making

Schoeler in training for Georgia Strait swim

Released by Lauren Horner, FRK


he final countdown is on! Our Program Manager Rachel Schoeler is less than one month away from her big swim across the Georgia Strait.


Since 1966 many people have attempted to complete it, and a few have succeeded, among them MP Fin Donnelly.


Rachel’s success will make her only the second woman in history to complete the solo crossing — and the first woman to do so in over forty years! 


Along with open-water training and practicing eating in the water (which is actually very hard!) and in the next few weeks she will be trying out different versions of “goop” (mainly Vaseline and Lanolin) for warmth while building up her endurance.


Along with going down in the history books, her swim is a fundraiser for Fraser Riverkeeper’s summer Shore Patrol Project that educates beach-goers on water-quality issues.


Her fundraising goal is $15,000. Donate $50 and you’ll get her 100 metres closer to her goal — $500 will take her a full kilometre!


Learn more information about the swim at Fraserriverkeepers.


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