Following the success of the Running The Symphony initiative, our Executive Director Daniel Mills is preparing to embark on a new triathlon-inspired venture: Swimming The Symphony.

Beginning at Tobiano, Daniel will be swimming  west through Kamloops Lake, along the Thompson River, then meeting up with the Fraser River to head to the coast, ending his aquatic journey at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond. Because this is approximately 400 km (100 times the distance of a full Ironman swim) Daniel will need several rest stops along his journey, which will include Ashcroft, Spences Bridge, Lytton, Boston Bar, Spuzzum, Hope, and Maple Ridge.

Daniel’s safety will of course be of paramount concern, so he will be wearing water wings at all times, and he will be followed by a special safety crew on board the Wanda Sue, Kamloops' legendary paddlewheeler. Aquatic classics such as Handel's Water Music, and Smetana's The Moldau, will be blaring on onboard loudspeakers to motivate him along his journey.

Daniel will begin the long swim at dawn on Saturday, August 14, the 1-year anniversary of his initial run in the Running The Symphony campaign, and is hoping to complete this ambitious sloof lirpa journey before sunset.

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