POINTE-CLAIRE LEADING THE PACK AT THE 2018 CANADIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud to highlight the remarkable success of the Pointe-Claire Swim Club athletes at the Canadian Swimming Championships, which were held at the Olympic Park Sports Centre from April 5 to 8.“It is an honour to see our athletes distinguish themselves and perform so admirably and represent our City with this much talent and dedication. They are an inspiration for younger athletes and a source of pride for us all,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

At this competition featuring 489 athletes, the Pointe-Claire Swim Club, which was represented by 26 young swimmers, reached the top of the rankings and won eight medals: one gold, three silver, and four bronze.

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In individual events, Stephanie Horner and Connor Ising both won bronze medals, in the 1,500-m freestyle and 200-m breaststroke respectively.

Relay teams shone bright with six medals in the following events: one gold medal in the 4 x 100-m mixed medley; three silver medals in the 4 x 200-m women’s freestyle, 4 x 100-m women’s medley and 4 x 100-m men’s medley; and finally two bronze medals in the 4 x 100-m and 4 x 200-m men’s freestyle.

Charles Millette also had an outstanding performance, setting two new club records in the 15-17 age group in the 200-m backstroke (2:05.85) and 200-m butterfly (2:03.68).

“These passionate young people train hard to improve their technique and speed. These results reflect their tremendous effort and work ethic,” said Mayor Belevedere in conclusion.