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Blue Crush, 2022

Risograph zine, 92 pages


Blue Crush is a risograph zine that features personal stories about swimming, we want to consider the ways that we inherit, inhabit, and/or embody our differing lived experiences inform our relationship to swimming, and swim culture.

Zines are now for sale! $15-20 sliding scale. There are some limited copies of pay-what-you-can $0-20 of the zine as well. Based on current rates shipping in Canada is 3.50$ for a single zine, $5.00 for two. In the US shipping is 8$ for a single zine and 11$ for two. Please send orders with shipping address/e-transfers to

Team Blue Crush


Zine coordinator: Kerri Flannigan


Contributors: Estraven Lupino-Smith, Adrienne Carruthers, Chava Field-Green, Marty Fink, Jessica Stepushyn, Dizzy, Regan Shrumm, Megan Andrews, Serena Bhandar, Rebecca Singer, Mayo, Adrienne Carruthers, Heather Kelly, An-Te Chu, Aaron Simms, Leah McInnis, qd, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Leslieann Hobayan, Kerri Flannigan, Vic. 


Layout and Design: Oren Levine


Selection team, conspirators, editors, and/or general support givers:

Oren Levine, Estraven Lupino-Smith, Alexis Hogan, Megan K. Quigley, Regan Shrumm, Chava Field-Green, Jenny Lin, Open Space Arts Society, the fifty-fifty arts collective.


Images: Adrienne Carruthers (p. 6-7), Rooks Field-Green (p. 8, 11), Marty Fink 

(p. 54-58), Kerri Flannigan (p. 1-3,18, 20, 22-27, 35, 37, 38, 41, 51, 52, 62-63, 64, 70-79, 83, 84, 89, 90, 92), Estraven Lupino-Smith (p. 5), Rebecca Singer (p. 12), Jessica Stepushyn

(p. 30-31), Shannon Webb-Campbell (p. 46-47).


Excerpts of Blue Crush were first displayed as part of an exhibition at the fifty-fifty arts collective on August 13th - September 8th, 2018.

Thank you to the fifty-fifty team for supporting this project!


This zine was produced with gratitude on Lkwungen, W̱SÁNEC, T’Souke and Scia’new Territories - we want to acknowledge that histories of settlement, colonization, and resistance inform our movements and navigations of swimming on this land.


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