making waves for cancer research

Come Swim With Us!

The 20th Anniversary Swim for the Cure was postponed due to COVID and to ensure a safe swim for all.  This year there will be a variety of fundraising options with the hopes that many swimmers and paddlers will participate. Swim or Paddle for the Cure 2021 participants will be invited to select a “distance” to swim or paddle, whether between two docks, around an island, 25 or 100 meters of a pool, a km in pool or fresh water, and complete that distance 12.8/13 times, during the month of August 2021. This opens the event to more people of all ages and abilities and acknowledges that many, including me, are still building up their swimming or paddling endurance after months out of and off the water.  Let me know what you are planning to do and on August 31, 2021 – what you did so I can include your participation in the 2021 Swim Story for the website.

Enjoy nature and the water and join the team by swimming or paddling during the month of August 2021 as the annual Swim For The Cure continues to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer.

We invite you to register for the swim or paddle by signing up on this page.

Online Sponsorship

Swimmers can be sponsored online through personal or team fundraising pages hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society. This is the ideal way to receive donations as a receipt is delivered by email immediately and the donation added to your total.

The swimmers who have currently set up online donations for this year’s event are listed on this page.

For Debbie Bang’s online webpage see

Severn Falls

In past years, the section of the Severn River that we are swimming is most easily accessed through Coldwater. If you are coming from the Toronto area, take Highway 400 north, and continue on the 400 extension above Barrie. The Coldwater exit is off Highway 400 just past Moonstone / Mount St. Louis ski resorts. Follow the signs to Big Chute – Marine Railway (yellow sign with a brown beaver on it) to find Severn Falls.  It is our hope that the Severn River swim will continue in the future.

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