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Swimming with MS: Former Montrealer taking on extraordinary challenge

Early next month, the 53-year-old Victoria resident will be the first to attempt a double crossing of the Juan de Fuca Strait.

Only seven people have swum the frigid length of the Juan de Fuca Strait, a 33-km channel between Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island, without a wetsuit. One of them is former Montrealer Susan Simmons, an open-water ultra-marathon swimmer. When she swam the strait last summer, she clocked the shortest time on record: 10 hours, six minutes.

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