Media & Achievements.


2011 Okanagan Masters Swim Club Most Improved Male Swimmer

2012 Completed Canada’s first ever ice mile. (1.08 miles in 4.3°C water)  Ice Swim 2012 -The Movie

2013 Completed second ice mile swim (1.44 miles 4°C water) Ice Swim 2013 – The Movie

2013 Invited to join International team to swim Bering Strait.

2013 Appointed as one of 10 global ice swimming ambassadors by International Ice Swimming Association.

2013 Finalist in the Kelowna Civic awards –  Male Athlete of the Year. Kelowna Civic Awards

2013 Winner of the Jan Morrow Award. “awarded to a swimmer who demonstrates determination, inspiration and a positive attitude within the swimming community.”  The Jan Morrow Award

In the News

I am pleased to have been featured in various local, regional and national newspapers, television and magazines, as well as by various swim industry sponsors.




Bering Strait Relay Swim media links:

Impact Magazine July 2013:  Cool as Ice. May 6th: Let’s go for a swim…in the Bering Sea

Kelowna Capital News May 7th : West Kelowna ice swimmer invited to swim in relay across Bering Strait

Ice swim 2013 media links: March 4th: Distance Record set for Cold Water swim

AM1150 Radio, March 5th: Kelowna Resident sets Distance Record for Cold Water Swimming

 EZRock Radio, March 5th: Kelowna Resident sets Distance Record for Cold Water Swimming

Kelowna Capital News March 6th:  West Kelowna Ice Swimmer breaks record.


Ice swim 2012 media links:

The National Post December 27th : Kelowna man becomes Canada’s first ice swimmer

News1130 December 25th: Kelowna swimmer braves the ‘Ice Mile’ in lake

The Chronicle Herald December 25th: Swimmer stays calm, cool in conquering Ice Mile

CTV News December 25th: Swimmer braves ‘ice mile’ in BC Interior lake.

The December 25th: Swimmer braves the “ice mile” in BC Interior lake

CHBC/Global Okanagan TV December 23rd: CHBC News.

The Globe and Mail December 23rd: Canadian joins elite club after mile swim in freezing Okanagan Lake December 23rd: Canada’s first ice swimmer December 21st: Iceman swims in Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Capital News December 21st: West Kelowna resident attempts Canada’s first ice swim

CBC Radio West interview live with Kathryn Marlow December 21st: CBC Radio West interview.


One Man, Ten Lakes, One Day media links.

Welcome to Kelowna September 25th 2012: Ten Lakes in one day

The Ripley and Heanor News October 9th 2012: I fell in love with lake swimming

The Ilkeston Advertiser October 9th 2012: I fell in love with lake swimming.


Lake Monsters English Channel qualification media links:

Kelowna Capital News June 11th 2012: Okanagan swimmers to take on English Channel June 13th 2012: Sextet will challenge the ‘Channel’