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#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
RT @TeamCanada 4️⃣ top 3️⃣ finishes and a new 🇨🇦 national record 🙌
#TeamCanada had a strong showing on the final day of competition at the @iswimleague 🌊
Details on the day 🏊♀️ https://t.co/hyGIgVCMSy https://t.co/eeEqZR7k3b
RT @CAAWS Swimmer Missy Franklin made her Olympic debut at age 17. In the process of shattering records, and winning 5 gold medals, Franklin was prevented from earning a dime from endorsements because she decided to attend the University of California, Berkeley. https://t.co/qAhIKJrX81
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 @AthletesCAN The #BruceKidd Athlete Leadership Award presented by @PurolatorInc goes to Stephanie Dixon @SDixon_89 🏊♀️ 🙌
#CDNSportAwards 🏆 https://t.co/fLaGKK0vAD
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
RT @CDNParalympics Take a look at Aly Van Wyck-Smart’s World Para Swimming Championships debut with a silver medal in the women’s 100m backstroke S2 @SwimmingCanada #SuperSeries https://t.co/t42pUZmCxM
SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts from the
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 @Para_swimming .@Chantalle_Z is crowned world champion and she can hardly believe it! 😲
Double Dutch delight as teammate @LisaaaKruger takes 🥈
#London2019 #ExperiencetheExtraordinary https://t.co/vZH792T9EL
On Friday, Canada claimed two silver synchro medals at the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal. Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay were the first to reach the podium, finishing second in the women&#…
Here is some motivation to get the week going! 💕
Thank you Emily Cheffins for the incredible action shot and quote. 🤩
#MotivationMonday #FastandFemale #Ambassador #Inspiration #Empowerment #GirlsinSport
With just under 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games we are thrilled to announce that Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Dixon will be the Chef de Mission. Not only will she taking on this role in Tokyo but she will also be the Chef de Mission at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games. Stephanie was the assistant Chef de Mission for the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto. Join us in congratulating Stephanie.
RT @herbgarbutt “At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was the right decision.”
It was. Burlington's @KennaSmallegang chased down the race leader, passing her on the final lap to win the Americas Junior Open Water Swimming Championship.
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