Community challenged to Swim the Peace

The map above shows the route that participants will be ‘swimming’.

 

Residents of Fort St. John are being challenged to swim to Hudson’s Hope.

 

But since the Peace River gets a bit chilly this time of year, swimmers can opt for the safe, warm waters of the North Peace Leisure Pool.

 

The goal is to get residents to swim the distance from Fort St. John to Hudson’s Hope – around 80 kilometres.

 

Teriney Bennett is helping organize the ‘Swim the Peace’ event.

 

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Participants sign up at the front desk at the pool, and track their progress until December 14th of this year. Five different prizes will be given out based on how far participants swim.

 

For instance, a 10 kilometre swim earns the challenger a keychain, while an 80 kilometre swim earns a swim towel.

 

One kilometre of swimming requires 40 lengths in the pool, meaning participants would need to complete 3200 lengths to reach Hudson’s Hope.

 

Bennett says organizers picked the 80 kilometre distance to Hudson’s Hope as an achievable goal.

 

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There’s still time to sign up, visit the North Peace Leisure Pool at 9505 100th Street.

 

While there is no fee to participate in the challenge, participants will have to still pay to enter the pool.