The Carr Keeps Running

The Carr Keeps Running

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The most generous and passionate Annaleise Carr never seems to stop swimming and giving.

The 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, together with fellow marathon swimmer Josh Reid, created the first Canadian Open Water Swim Series (COWSS) on Lake Erie in Norfolk County, Canada: the RE7 North Shore Challenge for Camp Trillium.

The young Miss Carr continues her fundraising efforts on behalf of Camp Trillium’s Rainbow Lake with the new 3-race North Shore Challenge on Lake Erie. “Camp Trillium has been close to my heart since I visited their camp at Rainbow Lake in the summer of 2011 as part of the North Shore Swimmers.

I completed a 10 km open water swim and 10 km run through Norfolk County, raising $15,000 for Camp Trillium. My visit there has been forever etched in my memory

The next year, the teenager became the youngest person to complete a crossing of Lake Ontario and raised over $200,000 for the Camp. Her Annaleise’s Radical Crossings continued to raise the bar in 2014. This year, she and Reid initiated the RE7 North Shore Challenge for Camp Trillium in order to encourage others to take part in the 750m, 1.5 km and 3.8 km swims that kicks off the COWSS series.

Canadian Open Water Swim Series:

* June 28th: RE7 North Shore Challenge for Camp Trillium at Turkey Point, Lake Erie – 750m, 1.5 km, 3.8 km
* June 28th: Epic Swim in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – 1 km, 2 km, 5 km
* July 1st: Canada Day Challenge in White Pine Beach, Sasamat Lake, Port Moody British Columbia – 1 km, 2 km, 4 km
* July 8th: Caledon Quarry Swim Race in Caledon, Ontario – 1 km, 2 km, 4 km, 5 km
* July 11th: Bring on the Bay Swim from Nepean Sailing Club to Britannia Yacht Club across Britannia Bay in Ottawa, Ontario – 3 km
* July 18th: Across the Lake Swim across Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, British Columbia – 2.1 km
* July 18th: Kitsilano Challenge in Kitsilano Beach, British Columbia – 1.5 km, 3 km, 6 km, 4 x 1.5 km relay
* August 3rd: BrigaSwim in Halifax, Nova Scotia – 1 km, 3 km, 5 km
* August 8th: Bay Challenge from Sandy Cove Beach to Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia – 1.5 km, 3 km, 6 km, 4 x 1.5 km relay, 10 km
* August 8th: Rattlesnake Island Swim in Okanagan Lake, Peachland, British Columbia – 3.1 km, 7 km
* 2nd Sunday in August: The L.O.S.T. Race near Oakville, Ontario – 3.8 km
* August 17th: Toronto Island Lake Swim at Center Island Pier in Toronto Island, Ontario – 750m, 1.5 km, 3.8 km

For more information, visit here or the Canadian Open Water Swim Series website here.

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Steven Munatones