Posts Tagged ‘Swim MS’

#SwimMS

Written by on August 26th, 2014 – No Comments

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(Kits Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

So a few months ago, you may have read my post about Taryn Lencoe’s 12 hour solo ocean marathon swim for MS. My husband has known Taryn’s dad since he was a kid (he was my husband’s swim coach) and we had crossed paths at Vancouver Open Water Swim (VOWSA) events, but the day I interviewed Taryn to write the post was the first time we’d met.

Taryn is a beautiful woman-she is warm and funny and has a gentle, thoughtful spirit that belies the fierce competitive streak that lies beneath. When I met her, I just wanted to hug her and by the time we’d finished talking, I did just that. You can’t help but like her instantly.  (more…)

Swim MS

Written by on May 27th, 2014 – No Comments

(Taryn Lencoe training in the ocean at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, BC.)

Like most people, before Multiple Sclerosis touched the life of someone she loved, Taryn Lencoe knew nothing about the disease. All that changed when Taryn’s cousin was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago when she was in her 30’s. After that, Taryn began to meet more and more people with MS and saw how it affected them. She saw the struggles they were going through and she felt she needed do something to help. She began to think about how she could raise awareness and money for research and support services for the BC & Yukon Division of the Canadian MS Society, using her own unique skills. She bounced ideas off her co-workers and together they came up with the idea of a marathon swim. Why a marathon swim you ask? Well, Taryn grew up swimming. In fact, she swam competitively for 14 years with various clubs, including 2 years for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and was also a member of the Canadian National Team. (more…)