James Bay athlete swims into history books

James Bay athlete swims into history books

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Saanich’s Dale Robinson, James Bay’s Susan Simmons, and Gordon Head’s Jill Yoneda on the shores of Bella Bella after they completed a two-day, 50 kilometre swim of the Great Bear Sea. The trio are the first athletes to complete the swim.

— image credit: Contributed photo

Sitting on a large rock on the edge of the Great Bear Sea in Ocean Falls was a magical moment for Susan Simmons.

It was an overcast Wednesday morning, with tall mountains looming in the background and nothing but calm water and trees for as far as the eye could see.

This was the start of Simmons’ historic 50-kilometre, two-day swim from Ocean Falls, at the head of…



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