For the second time in as many weeks someone is going to try to swim Georgia Strait between Sechelt and Nanaimo.
Rachel Schoeler of the Fraser Riverkeepers is planning to hit the water at Neck Point on Sunday. She hopes to arrive in Davis Bay between 7 and 8 that evening.
Schoeler says she’s an experienced open water swimmer and she’s ready for the challenges of the 35 kilometer crossing
Schoeler’s swim is a fundraiser for the Riverkeepers’ Swimmable Water Project. If she makes it she’ll be the second woman to complete the crossing solo crossing. The last was Fran Cannon in 1972.
On July 20th, Caryn Dooner and Kaylynn Purdy made it from Sechelt to just off Neck Point, when they had to stop because of strong currents and hypothermia. They raised over 5 thousand dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society. See our story here.