Susan Simmons

susan simmons

Susan Simmons spent her year guiding the Spirit Orcas, a group of Special Olympic swimmers, who completed an 80 km 8-week stage swim in Canada to raise funds for COVID Relief.

About

Susan Simmons shifted her focus from her own marathon solo swimming career to coaching, mentoring and guiding the Spirit Orcas, a group of Special Olympic swimmers, throughout an 80 km 8-week stage swim in Canada to raise funds for COVID Relief while living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Why it was nominated

For safely increasing the distance swum by the Spirit Orcas and for positively dealing with MS while shepherding Cheyenne Furlong Goos, Meliah Motchman, Maria Sharock, Aly White, Dixon McGowan, Drew Sabourin, Ben Vanlierop, and Lidia White along the 80 km course.

Country

Canada

Swimmer

Susan Simmons

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  • Fay Puddicombe

    Fay Puddicombe

    01/15/2021

    Susan’s impact on these special olympians is amazing. She plays a significant role in challenging and encouraging them – guiding them to accomplish great things. She has opened up the world of open water swimming to athletes who might never have even considered this. She is an inspiration!