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Week 31: Skylar T. is a young multi-sport athlete! Her favourite sports are hockey, kickboxing and swimming. 🏆She was recently awarded for being the player on her team showing the most heart ❤️ ! Her favourite part of sport is meeting new people because she gets to make new friends 👯♀️! Her advice to parents and coaches is to always challenge them with new things! 💪
Read her full story on our site: www.leadthrusport.ca/52strong
#52strong #hockey #swimming #kickboxing #teammates #animallover #mostheart #seewhatshecando
RT @WomenandSportCA "@Katarina_Roxon is from Newfoundland & Labrador. The friendly nature & hospitality of #Newfoundlanders is world renowned, as in the hit Broadway Musical #ComeFromAway when Newfoundlanders opened their arms to 1000s of passengers on 9/11." via @Paralympics https://t.co/hEnRJ9pNh9
RT @SIRCtweets RETURN TO SWIM. After consultation and work with a variety of partners, @SwimmingCanada has made public the first version of its Return to Swimming Framework. https://t.co/HHCi6iEp1U
RT @USPORTSswimming 🏊 We're diving headfirst into the U SPORTS Swimming Championships TOMORROW and you can stream it LIVE on @cbcsports! / Les championnats de natation U SPORTS sera disponsible en français au https://t.co/n2EhZ1uTD8
#ChaseTheGlory | #ViserHaut https://t.co/u3CBLQ6hP1
Making 🇨🇦 proud💥
#ldnont native Maggie MacNeil bagged 🥇in the 100 my Butterfly on Monday July 22nd at the fina1908 breaking 🇨🇦 record ⌛ 55.83 seconds
Andrew Craven, her coach at the London Aquatics Center takes gregbowman13 through what made her a success
Check out our website for the full interview.
#studentjournalism #campusradio #fina1908 #maggiemacneil #ldnontario #forestcity seewhatshecando #seewhatshecando
This week SWSCD wants to congratulate aspiring Olympian swimmer @laurenhemburrow8 from the @townofaurora who signed a national letter of intent in swimming with the NCAA Division 1 @nmstateaggies. Hard work, unwavering commitment and tons of passion have paid off for Lauren. Well done. @tommrakas_official #seewhatshecando #aggieup #swimming. 📷swim photos courtesy of @tanya.zoebelein
RT @DalTigers SWIM: the 2019-20 female swimmer of the year is our own Isabel Sarty! #GoTigers #FearTheRoar @AUS_SUA https://t.co/dbQUAn1Dwk
Who else is FLIPPING excited for Easterns this weekend?! The competition is happening this weekend at the Montpetit Pool in Ottawa, hosted by @geegeesynchro 🏊♀️ Check out our story for the full schedule of events! Good luck to all the universities competing 🎉🏆
Make sure to tag all your Easterns posts and stories with @cuaslsynchro and #cuasl
This incredible highlight was captured by @dan_robichaud_photography 📸
#cuasl #lucna #synchronizedswimming #artisticswimming #synchro #cuasleasterns2020
The 2019 McGill Invitational was the first CUASL Competition aligned with the @truesportpur values ⭕️. This December, we’re challenging all of our CUASL clubs to tell us what TRUE SPORT means to them 🌊 We’ll be reposting all the awesome responses to our account!
Amazing photo from @dan_robichaud_photography 📸
#cuasl #lucna #truesport #artisticswimming #synchronizedswimming #synchro #mcgillinvitational
RT @TeamCanada ✅ The best #TeamCanada athletes
✅ Exciting finish line drama 🔥😱
Watch the very best from @SwimmingCanada, @gymcan1 and @AthleticsCanada compete for their spot at #Tokyo2020 👀
Hands up if you’re ready for the @mcgillsynchro Invitational this Saturday, November 16th! It’s the first competition of the 2019-20 season and we can’t wait to see both novice and experienced athletes come together and show off their routines so far. Will we see you there?
Amazing photo @dan_robichaud_photography 📸
#cuasl #lucna #mcgill #mcgillinvitational #synchronizedswimming #artisticswimming #synchro
Did you know that Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver over 50 years ago? The organization provides sports programming and services to over 5 million athletes in over 170 countries with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Watch our interview with Special Olympics Canada athlete Tatem Morrison and how being an athlete with Special Olympics Canada has made an impact on her life and why she wants to be a role model to other athletes. #shes4sports #womenshistorymonth #specialolympicscanada #choosetoinclude
RT @TeamCanada Some of them you already know. Others you'll know soon.
Introducing the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Trials Series Presented by @Bell 🙌
See current and future #TeamCanada 🌟 go head-to-head in 🏊♀️,🤸♂️+👟
Details 👉https://t.co/FFMH47otGq https://t.co/NJT8dKipzw
Today in Mighty Girl history, 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel in 1926. She began in Cape Gris-Nez, France and came ashore at Kingsdown, Kent, England 14 hours and 39 minutes later. Due to the roughness of the sea, Ederle swam 35 miles rather than the 21 miles straight across; yet, she still set a new world record for fastest channel swim by surpassing the previous record set by swimmer Enrique Tiraboschi.
Growing up in New York City, Ederle began her training as a competitive swimmer at the time when women's swimming was becoming increasingly popular, in part due to the streamlining of the women's swimsuit which made swimming easier. As seen in this picture, she was coated in lanolin and grease during her record-setting swim to help her stay warm and protect against jellyfish. Upon returning to New York, she was greeted with a ticker-tape parade and an estimated two million people turned out to celebrate her grand accomplishment.
Gertrude also had a star showing at the 1924 Summer Olympics where she won a gold medal as a part of the U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay team and bronze medals for finishing third in the 100-meter and 400-meter freestyle races. Ederle passed away in 2003 at the age of 98.
For an inspiring picture book about Ederle and her historic swim, we highly recommend "Trudy's Big Swim," for ages 5 to 9 at https://www.amightygirl.com/trudy-s-big-swim
For another uplifting picture book about this courageous trailblazer, check out "America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle," for ages 5 to 8 at https://www.amightygirl.com/america-s-champion
For an excellent introduction to 50 pioneering female athletes, we also recommend the illustrated biography "Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win" for ages 9 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/women-in-sports
For more books for young readers that celebrate girls and women who love sports -- including numerous Olympians -- check out our "Sports & Games" section at http://amgrl.co/2zIJnDi
And, for hundreds of books about real-life female trailblazers in a wide variety of fields, visit A Mighty Girl’s “Role Models" biography section at https://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography
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