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Colleen Bent

The race that changed Olympic swimming! Wow. Tough situation for the first 2 swimmers! What was the change that was made to swimming after the first race? Fill out your answer using this link by Sunday at midnight: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAgJV0fHM71sWCxakIi56x4qcFBhu6W-pkXslmd0_vDpehcw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Colleen Bent

GHAC TEAM SPIRIT I know that we are all missing the pool and our regular routine. I though it would be great to share some memories of our GHAC team spirit!

Colleen Bent

Came across this today. May be something to watch tomorrow. Good afternoon, After 12 incredible weeks of daily CAN TALKS connecting you with Canadian athletes, and hearing their ideas, knowledge and experiences our CAN TALKS Grand Finale is tomorrow, Thursday June 11th, 2pm-3pm EST. Olympic soccer bronze medalist Carmelina Moscato joins our lineup of 13 athlete Grand Finale speakers: Alex Orlando, Gymnastics Andrea Proske, Rowing Antoine Valois-Fortier, Judo Carmelina Moscoto, Soccer Claudia Holzner, Artistic Swimming Danielle Lappage, Wrestling Erika Polidori, Softball Evan Dunfee, Athletics Katarina Roxon, Para Swimming Maxwell Lattimer,...

Maria MacPherson

GHAC coaches Thought of the Day with Coach Maria Butterfly - Butterfly seems like such a difficult stroke... it takes so much effort to do it right. I know we do a lot of 1 arm drills, and work on timing, but the one skill that makes a HUGE difference is driving the head down on the recovery. If your head is up when your hands enter the water, it will feel like a struggle. As you kick on the recovery, use that kick to drive your hips up and...

Colleen Bent

Recap: World Olympic History Homework Week #8 Congratulations to everyone below who participated in our World Olympic History Question Week #8! Brent Hayden came third with a time of :47.80S Nathan Adirain was first and James Magnussen was second. Owen Joseph Thomas matei Anwyn Kailyn Patrick Charlie Stay tuned for our World Olympic History Homework Week #9!

Colleen Bent

Los Angeles 1984 The Gold rush It was not until Los Angeles 1984 that another Canadian swimmer won an Olympic gold medal. Alex Baumann not only struck gold in the 200m individual medley, but won a second Olympic title in the 400m event.Victor Davis and Anne Ottenbrite were also gold medallists in Los Angeles, in the men’s and women’s 200m breaststroke, the pair both went on to win silver medals in the 100m events. Both swimmers also found the the podium in the 4x100m individual medley, where Davis won a...

Olivia Wells

Many individuals in life live by quotes but even more of those individuals are athletes! Grey for instance, our head Coach lives by many quotes. Quotes can allow you to view a situation differently, decide you want something more or be motivational. What are some of your favourite quotes? 10 Motivational Swimming Quotes to Get You Fired Up By Olivier Poirier-LeRoy Need a swift kick of motivation? Give this list of swim quotes a look the next time you feel your motivation sagging in the pool. Let’s do this. As...

Alex Parent

Race Preparation: One of the best way to prepare for a race is during your practices. What we do in practice, we are likely to do during a race. This can be good if you have been putting a lot of effort into your dives, and it can be bad if you never do streamline off your walls during practices. The way we practice and the effort we put into each workout can be the single most important factor in being prepared for a race. Leading up to a competition,...

Colleen Bent

Recap: World Olympic History Homework Week #7 Congratulations to everyone below who participated in our World Olympic History Question Week #7 Yoshiyuki Tsuruta won the first Japanese swimming medal. The Japanese add the rolling motion to strokes Emma Violeta Charlie Keira Joseph Matei Kevin liam Kailyn Owen Stay tuned for our World Olympic History Homework Week #8!

Colleen Bent

World Olympic History Homework Week #8 Brent Hayden is one of the most accomplished swimmers in the country and after winning the 100m freestyle world championships in 2007, many thought the Athens 2004 Olympian would be the one to beat in Beijing. Unfortunately the Canadian was eliminated in the semifinals. Four years after his heartbreaking loss, Hayden had one goal, to reach final in London. The Canadian qualified for the 100m freestyle final and became the first Canadian to do so since Richard Pound in 1960.Hayden had a fast start...