I’m not a great swimmer myself but the young-uns in our family have started doing this once each summer.
Since water defines us in the Shuswap, we could do more to celebrate our warm, clean lakes and get some good exercise to boot. Regattas could be revived that focus on non-motorized events that include swimming races. Efforts should be made to add more swimming docks to our beaches to entice beachgoers to get off their mats and beach blankets and into the water.
* Image snip from Jim’s blog – used with standing permission.