Swimming Started Sonia Thompson on a Path of Rediscovery


“I discovered that I’m an athlete. I discovered in 2011 that I am a swimmer and I discovered in 2011 that I can do anything that I want to do because at the beginning I was totally out of shape. I didn’t know how to swim. By the end of it, I had learned how to swim. I had taken surfing lessons and I had completed a triathlon.”

After the breakup of an eight year relationship, Sonia Thompson began a journey of rediscovery. It started with a desire to learn how to surf. But at the age of 31, she had to overcome one small barrier. She couldn’t swim.

At each stage of her journey, she said “yes” to the next challenge and the next adventure. As a result she has a new job, a new home and a new life. Oh yeah, she can swim, too.