Two years ago Meliah had a life goal setting session. One of the goals she set for herself was to swim 5 kilometres in a lake. A few days later we met and she started training for her goal.
Throughout the season Meliah has spent time in the pool, lake and ocean. She has jumped in water as cold as 12 Celsius and swum in waves 2 to 3 feet high. She has embraced every challenge I have put in front of her with courage.
On Monday, August 5, 2019 at Thetis Lake Meliah achieved her life goal of swimming 5 kilometres in a lake. You can watch the video of her swim below.
You can listen to Meliah’s interview with CBC’s All Points West here, or watch her atch Meliah’s interview with CTV Vancouver Island here.
This year Meliah would like to add to the distance and will be attempting a 10 kilometre official unassisted swim in Lake Cowichan, British Columbia. You can learn more about this swim here.