Nautical Nights: Susan Simmons: Susan Simmons
How I Went From Barely Walking to Swimming Across the Juan de Fuca Strait.
7:00pm - 8:30pm Doors at: 6:30pm
Event DescriptionOur Nautical Nights Speaker Series programs are delivered in a hybrid model: a in-person event at our 744 Douglas St. location, and a simultaneous Zoom Meeting. After purchasing a Zoom program ticket, you will receive a link for the Zoom Meeting.
OCTOBER'S SPEAKER: SUSAN SIMMONS
Possibilities: How I Went From Barely Walking to Swimming Across the Juan de Fuca Strait
"I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis over twenty years ago, I have chosen a lifestyle that manages the disease through physical fitness and diet. My number one form of exercise is swimming and my diet is vegan. Both minimize the stress on my body, making it possible for me to live an active life.
Swimming in the open water provides me with a special kind of freedom. Multiple Sclerosis is a cruel disease. While one of the best ways for me to manage it is to exercise, exercise is also one of the things that can cause me to over heat and potentially lead to damaging attacks. The open water keeps me cool where I am free to exercise.
I wholeheartedly believe everyone is worth the effort it takes to be healthy, and for those of us with disease our first line of defence should be a healthy and fit self."
$10 + GST in-person tickets
$8 +GST Zoom tickets