Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Man completes charity swim from New Brunswick to P.E.I. and back

Jeremy Davidson, 32, poses for a photo with Bev Grasse, regional manager with the Neil Squire Society, before starting his swim from Cape Jourimain, N.B. on Saturday Aug.23, 2014. Davidson, 32, arrived back in New Brunswick on Saturday night after spending 16 hours and 15 minutes in the water crossing the Northumberland Strait both ways. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Neil Squire Society

Enlarge Image

Jeremy Davidson, 32, poses for a photo with Bev Grasse, regional manager with the Neil Squire Society, before starting his swim from Cape Jourimain, N.B. on Saturday Aug.23, 2014. Davidson, 32, arrived back in New Brunswick on Saturday night after spending 16 hours and 15 minutes in the water crossing the Northumberland Strait both ways. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Neil Squire Society

A Vancouver man said he was looking forward to a bath and some black forest cake after completing a swim from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island and back.

Jeremy Davidson, 32, arrived back in New Brunswick on Saturday night after spending 16 hours and 15 minutes in the water crossing the Northumberland Strait both ways.

Davidson left Cape Jourimain in New Brunswick on Saturday morning and turned around after reaching Borden-Carleton, P.E.I.

A member of his support team says he grabbed a sandwich and kissed his wife before turning around to start the return trip to New Brunswick.

The army corporal, based at CFB Gagetown, N.B. said the swim took longer than expected because he had to fight tides, wind and currents both ways.

Davidson made the swim to raise money and awareness for the Neil Squire Society, a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities to return to the workforce.

He said it was one of the hardest things he’s ever done.

"Everything you could think of got thrown at me," he said. "I can’t believe I finally got to shore."

Davidson said he planned to get warmed up in front of a fire.

"When it all comes down to it, I feel pretty good."

The charity swim was inspired by his father, who was diagnosed in 2010 with a severe form of arthritis.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Election 2014
Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media