photo courtesy of Ken Pagliaro


I am a mother, teacher, paddler and athlete.

People often describe me as compassionate, determined, disciplined and focused; I am all those things and more. The accomplishment that I most proud of has been raising my son Slade. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to help special education students better their lives through work experience. And as a paddler, I started competing in 1998; since becoming  a team athlete for The Ocean of Hope in 2003, I now dedicate all of my training and racing to the sea of people affected by cancer. I train and race in many athletic disciplines, including marathon and ultra marathon running, triathlons and SUP, but prone paddleboarding and outrigger canoe paddling are my true passions. I am continually challenging myself to try more, to do more, and to be more as a role model for others.




Aimee Spector and two other strong prone female paddlers  paddled from Cuba to Florida on June 9 2017 in 23 hours and 27 minutes to fundraise for Ocean of Hope and Special Olympics! 

They set a new world record!

You can still donate to their fundraising efforts for: