Nanaimo our History

July 1st, 2016

Protection Island swim 1969
Swimmers take to Nanaimo’s warm Summer waters to participate in the 1969
Protection Island swim. This proud Nanaimo tradition can still be experienced August 27 in the Nanaimo Ocean Swim, where competitors race 2, 4, or 11 km starting on Newcastle Island. One thing is clear Nanaimo is a city that loves Summer and life on and in the water.

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