August 14 2009 » SWCC in the NewsSkeena Swim » Nanaimo Daily News
Prince Rupert. Swimmer’s Skeena River swim nearing end
Ali Howard is only 26 kilometres from the end of her mega-swim.
By Saturday afternoon, she will emerge from the Skeena River as the first person to swim B.C.‘s second longest river in its entirety.
She will reach her final checkpoint at the Pacific Cannery docks in Port Edward near Prince Rupert, where a community banquet will be set up to celebrate her 28-day trip.
The Ottawa native said she gets a boost of adrenalin from drivers who honk, whistle and wave at her as they pass by on the highway.
The water polo player and resort chef, 33, began the 610 kilometre swim on July 21.