Swirling currents, frigid ocean water and sea lions. Those are some of the challenges a group of students on Vancouver Island are voluntarily taking on as they end their year with a dramatic open-water swim.

On May 25, seven students from Pearson College plan to swim six kilometres through the choppy waters between the small island at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and the dock in front of the school, located on Pedder Bay in Metchosin, B.C.

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