Each year I embark on a number of projects to keep me focused and healthy! This year I will be:

Swimming through the Inside Passage in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest from Lama Pass to Namu and beyond. This will be my third swim in the Great Bear Sea. It is here where I have encountered whales, jellyfish larger than any I could have ever imagined and learned about the role the sea and the land that surrounds it plays in living a health life.

Attempting the first ever double crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in August 2018. This is a 60 to 70 kilometre swim in waters 9 to 12C. It will take between 24 and 28 hours of continuous movement. The swim will be unassisted – no wetsuit! I will be doing this WithMS4MS.

One of my greatest joys in life is coaching a group of 60 Special Olympic athletes. Over the next year 6 of them will be training to swim across the English Channel on a relay team; the Spirit Orcas. I am thrilled to be both their coach for this incredible venture as well as their number 1 supporter and friend.