Remembering Kate Steels’ Ice Sevens and Her Son Dan
Steels received her Ice Sevens certificate from the International Ice Swimming Association. “I am feeling very proud to have received my ICE Sevens Certificate. My Ice Mile journey has taken me to some amazing places in the world and I have made many new friends around the globe. I would like to thank everyone who has believed in me and helped me. A strong support team is critical to each swim. A big thank you to AXA Insurance for sponsoring my last Ice Mile.
It has been a journey of nearly 7 years and I have had to overcome many hurdles and some massive personal challenges. The hardest thing was trying to find a way to keep going through what I believe is the worst thing that can ever happen in the world. In 2018, I tragically lost Daniel, my only son [at the age of 19, shown above], just two days after he started University.My life has been totally shattered. He was my only child. I cannot put into words the excruciating heartache and utter devastation I feel together with the rest of my family.
My family, swimming friends and the physical activity of swimming, particularly Ice Swimming, helps me. Nothing can describe the excruciating pain and heartbreak.
I miss Daniel every single day and always will. In Dan’s memory, I am raising funds for the Samaritans. If you feel able to spare a few pennies and donate it would be greatly appreciated and it will make a real difference. Nobody should have to go through this. Thank you too, to everyone who has already donated.”
To donate, visit here.
Steels has completed 9 career Ice Miles to date; of which these 7 enabled her to complete the Ice Sevens. Her photos are below of her swims and support crews:
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