The news was announced on Twitter by the City of Swift Current, which congratulated Meghan Chisholm with the hashtag #proud.
Chisholm swam competitively for years growing up and is now a lifeguard, swimming instructor and coaching assistant for the Swift Current Barracudas swim team.
She has said she always had a goal to do a major long-distance swim and that teaming up with the foundation gave her the extra motivation to train for a good cause.
As of Tuesday night, she had raised $8, 552 for the foundation, about a third of her goal of $25,000.
(CJME, The Canadian Press)Suggest a correction