Little Touches Go A Long Way In The Open Water

Little Touches Go A Long Way In The Open Water

Susan Simmons from British Columbia, Canada coaches the Spirit Orcas, a group of developmentally disabled open water swimmers. Among their achievements was a 80 km stage swim from Brentwood Bay to Colwood Waterfront Park in British Columbia to raise funds for COVID-19 Relief, together with Coach Simmons and Jasmine Kremer.

The Spirit Orcas include Cheyenne Furlong-Goos (aka Chey or Cheybee), Drew Sabourin (aka Drewsie), Lidia White (aka Lidster), Aly White (aka Flipper), Ben Vanlierop (aka Benny), Dixon McGowan (aka Benny), Dixon McGowan (aka Dixonator), Meliah Motchman (aka Madame Butterfly), and Maria Sharock (aka Pizza).”

This year, Mexican Oceans Seven swimmer Antonio Argüelles heard about the Spirit Orcas and wanted to gift them with a special 5-color swim cap made in Mexico. The joy and appreciation of this little touch was evident in the videos that Simmons sent:

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Steven Munatones