By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press, July 24, 2017
KELOWNA, B.C. — While many teens spend summers relaxing, a 17-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., has been pushing her body and mind to the limits and raising thousands of dollars for charity in the process.
Emily Epp swam across the English Channel earlier this month in a gruelling trek that took nearly 12 hours to complete.
Wearing just a bathing suit, a swim cap and goggles, Epp braved less-than-ideal conditions, including chilly, choppy waters and oceans swells that left her nauseated for hours.