Hi there, my name is David Merpaw, the River Swimmer!
I am a 50 year old ultra endurance athlete from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
My goal is to swim ( conquer) as many rivers as possible for the next 10 years, 2015 to 2025.
While doing this I hope to raise awareness of the awesome work & programs of the St.Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Studies.
As I’m swimming all the rivers, I like for people to THINK about our water source, the rivers, lakes, animals, fish, and environment. Water is life & without it we cannot survive.
Let’s make an difference today so our Future can continue.
Swimming as many Rivers as I can is a mental & physical challenge, but the real message I wish to promote is the importance of our most significant natural resource “Fresh Water”.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Lao Tzu