Kawartha Lakes Triathlon on March 1 at Rec Centre

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As part of her recovery from leg reconstruction surgery, Tracy Mechefske swam as part of her therapy.

Tracey Mechefske.

“When my pool closed for winter I started swimming at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. I started with twice a week and now go four or five times a week. I have lost over 60 pounds and am in the best health I have ever been in, as an adult,” she says.

Tracey Mechefske. Now, with Kawartha Lakes set to host an indoor triathlon on March 1, 8 am to 12 pm at the Lindsay Recreation Complex, Mechefske says the triathlon “will be the culmination of my hard work and dedication to my health.”

“Besides the swimming, I fell in love with the diving board again after 30-plus years, and learned all the lifeguards’ names as they said hi and goodbye to me every time I went.”

“I owe more to the (rec centre) staff and swimming pool than I could ever express,” says Mechefske.

Participants will have 15 minutes for each discipline with a 10 minute transition between swimming and biking.

The cost to register is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical tee and a protein smoothie courtesy of Fresh Fuell.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this event.

To learn more or to sign up, please contact Candace McGuigan, Fitness Coordinator at 705-324-9411 extension 1555 or email .

Joli Scheidler-Benns is a PhD candidate in Health Policy and Equity at York University. She is a sessional professor for UOIT's Faculty of Education. She serves in a Research, Strategy, and Community Development role for The Lindsay Advocate while also serving as a Writer-at-Large.

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