Mairi MacGregor

Three years ago Mairi MacGregor decided to set a goal for her 50th birthday – to join masters swimming and compete in “A” swim meet. She joined the Oakville Masters swim team in 2013. She was hooked after that first meet and with lots of encouragement, continued to set new goals and went to the World’s Masters Games in Montreal …

Vicki Keith

An honorary North Shore Challenge Ambassador, Vicki Keith is one of the successful marathon swimmers in the history of the sport, holding 18 world records. Constantly surpassing the records of other swimmers as well as previous records of her own, Vicki is, to many, the face of marathon swimming in Canada. Her most recognised accomplishments include becoming the first person …

Josh Reid

Josh Reid is a father, a teacher, a coach, and once of the co-directors of the North Shore Challenge. His passion for swimming comes out in everything he does. He was the 2015 30-39 men’s age group champion of the Global Swim Series. He is also co-director of EMBRACE the CHALLENGE, a new GSS Lake Erie Crossing race, coming in …

Annaleise Carr

Annaleise Carr is one of the North Shore Challenge’s co-directors. In 2012, she became the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario, following the traditional Marilyn Bell route. She has since also successfully crossed Lake Erie in 2014. Through her Ripple Effect team, Annaleise has raised over $500,000 for Camp Trillium.

Jennifer Agnew

Jennifer was the 2015 Women’s Naked GSS Champion. She swims out of the Windsor area, and loves open water swimming so much, she moved to a lake! Jennifer has competed in every North Shore Challenge since its inception.

Swim Diesel

Since 2012(?) Michael Kenny has been on a journey as a Masters swimmer, which he documents on the swim blog, Swim Diesel. Michael was the 2015 GSS Men’s Naked Champion, and has competed at provincial, national, and international levels, both in the pool and in the lake. He lives his hashtag, #swimanything, everyday. Michael has competed in every North Shore …