Solo Swim - Silent Swim to fight Cystic Fibrosis

For: Silent Swim to fight Cystic Fibrosis
Ontario, Canada
Organizer: Brenda (Deaf Swimmer)
$471
of $7,000 goal.
Raised by 9 donors
6% Complete
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The Story

Courage.   Passion.  A Deaf woman.   Brenda Lussier has a dream.  To conquer Lake Ontario.  Raise $50,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  

This will be Brenda's third attempt to swim across Lake Ontario this upcoming August 11 - 14, 2017. She needs a minimum of $7,000 to cover all the expenses for this swim, including boat rental (one-two large boat and two-three zodiacs), Coast Guard fees, fuel expenses, and many incidental expenses.  The ultimate goal is $50,000 with the proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. 

A life-long swimmer, Brenda has competing all her life.  Her high school coach told her that she has the gift of marathon swimming. This helped form the dream to conquer Lake Ontario.    In the summer of 2009, she attempted a swim across Lake Ontario only to have her quest thwarted by extremely bad weather and 8 foot (2 meters) waves.

Brenda would not give up.  She kept on training and swam across Lake Erie in July of 2015, and became the first Deaf to ever swim across any of the Great Lakes.   She then attempted to cross Lake Ontario for the second time in August of 2015 and came 4.9 km short of finishing the swim, due to battling strong currents from the Toronto Harbor for more than seven hours. 

The third attempt to cross Lake Ontario will be August 11-14, 2017.  Alternate date: August 18-21, 2017. 

You can watch her story at www.silentswim.com.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 14, 2016

Posted on June 14, 2016

Dawn Jani Birley, a fellow Canadian, endorses Brenda's swim and urges everyone to support her dream to be the first Deaf swimmer across Lake Ontario, one of the world's top three challenging water crossings!  

https://youtu.be/sJKs_bEttko

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