I’ve always loved the water and swimming. My Dad tells a story of chasing me down the dock during our family vacation at Lake Anne when I was barely able to run and catching me midair during my very first swan dive.
I joined the Tiger Sharks swim team at age 11, swam for Redford Union High School, did some sprint triathlons, the Steelhead ½ Ironman and in Aug 2015 the Swim to the Moon Race. It was during Swim to the Moon that I heard about swimming the Straits of Mackinaw.
I’m so excited to participate in an event that is “Pure Michigan”. To swim alongside Michigan’s iconic Mackinaw Bridge, across a span of water, that I have driven so many times during trips up north is a dream.
I’m also excited to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Recently, during a real estate transaction, my family and I found ourselves between homes as one sale closed and the purchase of our new condo transpired. The feeling of not having a place to call our own even for that short period of time was very uncomfortable. Please help me raise as much money as possible so another family will know the joy and peace that comes from owning a home.
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