West Chester Women’s Multisport is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to women involved in cycling, running, and swimming, as well as Ironman and triathlon events throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, writes Richard Gaw for the Chester County Press.
WCWMS was formed in 2016 by Sam Bowman and Melissa Slifer. The group varies between 75 and 100 any given year and is made up of women of various ages, from those in their twenties to seventies. Most of them live in Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties, but some who have moved to other states continue their membership.
Members can often be found running on local rails, swimming in pools and lakes, and cycling throughout the county. Over the weekend, 35 of them will take part in the Frozen Frogman swimming competition at the Hockessin Athletic Club.
“West Chester Women’s Multisport is an amazing group of women where everyone is celebrated, and the things that we have been able to do and the ways that we have been able to support each other is beyond what I thought could ever happen,” said Suzanne Muench of East Fallowfield Township, one of the group’s members.
Read more about West Chester Women’s Multisport and how it helps all involved in the Chester County Press.