Orcas residents Kathryn Aspinall, age 11, and Ray Clever, age 70 (pictured above), had promised supporters to swim at least 10 miles to support relief efforts for Langtang Village in Nepal. The village was devastated in the recent earthquake, and 350 of the 500 villagers perished.
The local Buddhist community has a tie to this village through visiting monk, Kentrul Rinpoche, and all donations will go directly toward rebuilding this village. Sharon Douglas at the Orcas Athletic Center is coordinating the collection of donations. She welcomes any further contributions and warmly thanks those who have already supported Aspinall’s and Clever’s swim and the Nepal relief effort. They completed their swim of 21,000 yards (11.931 miles) in just over seven hours in the center’s pool. Not bad for an 11-year-old girl with excellent coaching/mentoring/training and a less than hydrodynamic-shaped 70-year-old water guy.