Learning about #Namu

I know very little about Namu. My friend Colette Henneghan mentioned Namu soon after we starting planning the Great Bear Swim last year. She pointed me to a video she had worked on for Pacific Wild with April Bencze. Like Ocean Falls, the place where we started last year’s swim, Namu is an “abandoned ghost town”….

For Amber

The journey from Bella Bella to Namu will take two full 8 to 10 hour days of swimming in 11 to 14 C degree water. My head will be down and I will hear little more than the sound of my breathing and my arms moving through the water. It is a place of peace…

Preparing for Namu

As I learn I share. Here’s a short video about Namu by Pacific Wild. Namu from Pacific Wild on Vimeo.

The Great Bear Swim Video

We are pleased to announce the official release of the video of our swim in the Great Bear Rainforest off the central Coast of British Columbia. Thank you to Seaproof.tv for joining us in our journey and for your incredible gift of filming and storytelling. Your Mini-documentary gives our swim life. And thank you to…

SWIMMING THE GREAT BEAR – By Dale Robinson

The Great Bear Rainforest, along BC’s north and central coast, is a Canadian treasure, and without question one that also holds immense global significance. The nutrient rich waters of the Great Bear Sea support a thriving abundance that sustains an equally diverse terrestrial ecosystem. Together, this perfect interface between land and sea has created one…

The Journey to Ocean Falls – GBS part II

I am not a big fan of seeing my swim route the night before I swim it. If it takes a long time to get there by boat you know it’s going to take a really really long time to get back by swim; and that kind of stuff can get into your head. It’s…

What the Heck Happened @Great Bear – GBS part I

WOW! WOW! WOW! and did I say WOW! What an incredible adventure. The Great Bear Swim was even better that I could have dreamt and beyond what I could have hoped for. Here’s how it all went down… On the morning of Sunday, July 10th, a small caravan of vehicles holding a team of 9…

Follow Us During the Swim!

If you would like to follow us along the way you can! We will have SPOT throughout the swim. Go here if you would like to see where we are. For audio updates tune into VHF channel 12 on your marine radio. If you prefer social media you can receive updates via Twitter or Facebook….

Ocean Falls : a strong community!

There is no doubt that Ocean Falls is a very special community.  Although the physical community has changed over time, Ocean Falls remains active community of people that is incredibly proud of her history, not just in the swimmer world, but as a community in general. When I first set out on my journey of discovery…