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Chisholm swims across English Channel in support of JDRF

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Swift Current swimmer Meghan Chisholm (at left) receives a donation of over $500 from Ella Toles, June 12. Chisholm is raising funds for juvenile diabetes with her solo across the English Channel in July over a distance of 34 kilometres. Ella presented the monies collected by her grandmother, Carole Toles, on behalf of Gentle Flow Aquacize, Gentle Yoga Group and Swift Current Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club. Ella’s cousin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was eight months old. The money raised by Chisholm will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for research and treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The photograph was taken at Dairy King, which also sponsored Chisholm with $1 from each treat donated to her cause for another $500. Swift Current swimmer Meghan Chisholm (at left) receives a donation of over $500 from Ella Toles, June 12. Chisholm is raising funds for juvenile diabetes with her solo across the English Channel in July over a distance of 34 kilometres. Ella presented the monies collected by her grandmother, Carole Toles, on behalf of Gentle Flow Aquacize, Gentle Yoga Group and Swift Current Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club. Ella’s cousin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was eight months old. The money raised by Chisholm will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for research and treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The photograph was taken at Dairy King, which also sponsored Chisholm with $1 from each treat donated to her cause for another $500.

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She did it. Swift Current’s Meghan Chisholm reached her goal which she had trained for since November 2013, by swimming across the English Channel. Chisholm, 19, finished the feat July 22.


Twitter was buzzing Tuesday as reports filtered in and by the afternoon Saskatchewan time.The Swift Current Comp. High School graduate, swimming pool lifeguard and current coach of the Swift Current Barracudas’ swim team finished the 34-km trek starting (British time) in the early morning from Dover, England and reaching the coast of France.
Chisholm’s reason for accomplishing the major feat
was her desire to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada and as of Tuesday she was about a third of the way to her goal of $25,000.
 A member of the ACT/UCT Stingrays Swim Club for
six years, Chisholm has always loved the sport. She viewed the Channel swim as another way to keep fit.
“I love it,” she told Prairie Post’s Matthew Liebenberg recently. “You don’t hear anything. You only hear the water passing through your ears and you only hear yourself inhaling and exhaling. It’s quiet and it’s relaxing.
“I’ve always questioned myself, like how far can my body go before it says enough is enough. I always wanted to test myself and see how far I could go.”
To donate to her fundraising campaign, go to: http:// jdrfca.donor drive.com. Click on “Fundraise Your Way” in the blue bar at the top of the screen and then click on the orange rectangle that says “View Current Challenges.”

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