"I am at One with Myself and at One with the World" 

Sierra Nevada Open-Water 4 MS  


"Raising Multiple Sclerosis Awareness One Lake Swim at Time"

"I am at One with Myself and at One with the World".

Swimming is the place where I am free. Free from the physically and mentally challenging 

aspects of  living with Mulitple Sclerosis. Swimming is one of the few ablities and pleasures in life my MS has not robbed of me being able to enjoy. I look at swimming as my personal equalizer over my MS and over all those of able minds and bodies. Swimming is who I have become. 

It is what Drives Me, My Identity, My Vocation, My Purpose in Life.  


When I Swim -

Mission / The Future

      My Mission has only just begun. It is through Open Water Swimming

Swimming Lakes throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains - 

That aim in Heightening the much needed Universal Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

 and in Funding MS Research and Quality of Life Experiences for those living with

Multiple Sclerosis such as myself.  

Success and the Future of the Foundation is Key in gaining Your Following

and continued Support!

When I Swim Foundation / Sierra Nevada Open Water 4MS

There are over 2.3 million people worldwide living with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a

chronic and unpredictable disease of the Central Nervous System leaving countless individuals

with MS disabled and often wheelchair and home bound. Funding research will always be an

important focus of the When I Swim Foundation. The Future of the Foundation is in promoting Musical Life Experiences for those living with MS. Individuals often found living physically and emotionally debilitating lives of loneliness and solitude. Individuals that would be positively impacted and forever moved both emotionally and spiritually from experiencing 

live musical performances of their favorite Artists, without having a care for costs or logistics 

"MS Music Revolution"


                                               "Let's Make This Happen"   Dix 

Richard Gardner (Dix)
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