Spirit Orcas Take To The Open Water In The Great Bear Rainforest

Spirit Orcas Take To The Open Water In The Great Bear Rainforest

Spirit Orcas Take To The Open Water In The Great Bear Rainforest

Courtesy of Susan Simmons, British Columbia, Canada.

The Spirit Orcas are a group of six developmentally disabled athletes who challenge themselves by swimming in the open water. In July 2019 they swam a 25 km relay through Gunboat Pass to Bella Bella in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.

The Spirit Orcas – including Cheyenne Furlong-Goos, Drew Sabourin, Aly White, Ben Vanlierop, Dixon McGowan, and Maria Sharock – are coached by Susan Simmons and are planning other relay attempts across the Georgia Strait in 2020 and the English Channel in 2022.

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