→ 2017, 2019 Swimrun NC Hanging Rock (1st place female team)
– Why do you want to participate in One Water Race?
It has all the elements that our team has been training for and our top favorite sports (running, swimming, navigating & team dynamics). Growing up swimming, white water canoeing, close to the beach and being an ocean rescue lifeguard, water has always been and always will be close to my heart. Being able to be apart of a race that's #1 drive is water conservation...how could I not try everything to support and be apart of such an event & organization!
– Have you taken a similar challenge before?
Yes, but swim & running this distance is new. Being mostly wet for the length of time I know it will try to break us.
– What are your strengths?
Our team must be our strength, we are 4 very different people and this is how we work well together. We all have qualities that complement our weaknesses. I personally help to keep the team moving forward at all costs.
– What are your weaknesses?
The cold, so we will be finding the best gear to prevent hypothermia, but also testing how to remedy it once it sets in.
– What will be your biggest challenge?
The cold climate is always a challenge after spending the summer in Florida.
– Have you been to the Stockholm archipelago?
Yes, raced Ötillö 2015 and 2016
– What do you know/think about the terrain?
So many different color moss, some are safe to step on & you learn fast which to stay off. The rock is another tricky element.
– What are you most looking forward to?
Being able to race with my teammates & navigating while swimming will be a challenge, but that is what I love...a good challenge!