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02-08-15 Co- Host Annaleise Rebekah Carr
My name is Annaleise Rebekah Carr, and I am a 16-year-old marathon swimmer from Walsh, Ontario in Norfolk County. On August 19, 2012, I became the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario, with the goal of raising money and awareness for Camp Trillium.
I’ve been swimming competitively since I was 4 years old. I’ve competed at long and short course provincials, as well as open water provincials, and also at the provincial lifeguard games as a member of the Town of Tillsonburg Lifesaving Club and in triathlons. I’m not very tall (4’10”), but huge in heart!
Camp Trillium has been close to my heart since I visited their camp at Rainbow Lake in the summer of 2011, as part of the North Shore Swimmers, completing a 10 km open water swim and 10 km run through Norfolk County. We raised around $15,000 for Camp Trillium, and my visit there has been forever etched in my memory.
On Sunday, August 19, 2012, I finished crossing Lake Ontario, following the traditional Marilyn Bell route from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Marilyn Bell Park near the CNE in Toronto (considered one of the most difficult open water swims in the world). I became the youngest person to complete the swim, as well as the youngest person to join the “24 Hour Club,” which includes all swimmers who do a marathon swim for 24 hours or longer. My crossing took an incredible 26 hours and 41 minutes through gruelling and wild conditions.
My world record swim has raised more awareness to Camp Trillium and childhood cancer. My original goal was to raise $30,000; I’ve now raised well over $400,000! I continue to raise funds for children’s charities (including being an ambassador for Camp Trillium and Canadian Tire Jumpstart) as I do presentations about my swim and compete in other endurance sports. My goal is to continue raising more funds for this camp so that more kids and their families can attend while they suffer the anguish of their battle with cancer. http://annaleisecarr.com/
Book: Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer
Annaleise is proud member of The Writers’ Union of Canada
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