Suzanne conquered the Strait

Suzanne is greeted by her father after finishing the swim. Photo by the Journal Pioneer.

UPEI congratulates fifth-year student Suzanne Nicholson who conquered the Northumberland Strait on Sunday, August 18. The UPEI swim team member created the fundraiser in hopes of raising $10,000 for the team—and she exceeded that goal!

After raising close to $11,000, Suzanne set out at 7:45 am for the 13+ km swim which took her about 5.5 hours to complete.

“Well, I must say, I'm glad it’s over with,” said Nicholson. “Before my swim, I was really excited and just ready to get in and swim. Throughout, the swim was a different story, though. The water was a lot rougher than I expected and the current was a lot stronger. It was frustrating at times, but once I hit the beach, I was so happy it was over with.”

Nicholson joins a rather exclusive list of elite swimmers who have dared to take on the Strait.

Congratulations, Suzanne... UPEI is so proud!!

Sheila Kerry
Media Relations and Communications Officer
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