I would like to say a belated “Merry Christmas”!! I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays with family and friends this season. Take in every moment because, as I have learnt, the time we get to spend with family is a blessing.
Sending my love to you all!
We’re done out last competition of 2014!!!! None of us thought this day would come. We have been working so hard to produce the best routines possible out of the time frame we had to make “Trophy Worthy” performances, causing the swims to just FLEW by!!
In overall standings, Canada came 3rd. We were aiming for higher ( of course ) but we are happy with the performances we gave considering certain circumstances. We had a ton of fun and are proud to finish the year with these swims.
Now it’s time for a much needed holiday with our families in our separate cities!!! Can not wait to finally see my friends and family again! Happy holidays from Team Canada!!
Thank you for your love and support this past year, we feed off of your energy and are hoping to give you more to look forward to in the future!!
Today was day 1 of our experience in China. We all had no idea what to expect, but so far it has been a trip to remember!
We started the day with Official Training in the 2008 Paralympic Pool… The best part is arriving in the morning at the Olympic village, giving us shivers as we are fighting for the next Games! It’s a beautiful facility and the stage is epic.
After 2 training sessions to get the feeling of “plane” out of our bodies we went on a trek to the “Silk Market” which was so fun! All of us were bargaining and attempting to get the best price possible…. If you make an offer and they don’t accept ALWAYS walk out of the store, they’ll will come right after you screaming “ok ok I will give you this price!!” First 2 things I learned in China today, be a tough cookie when it comes to spending money and how to say thank you!
More to come tomorrow, with visits to the Water Cube and the rest of the 2008 Olympic Village. Getting excited!!
Just sending you a quick update from China! It was about a 14 hr flight from Toronto to Beijing, but it’s always better travelling as a team…. There was lots of laughter!!
We have landed safely and are all settled in our hotel. We start official training tomorrow morning bright and early!! Getting pumped to compete and to also take in some of this amazing culture!
Due to lack of Internet access, I will do my best to keep you up-to-date on recent events and training! For any information on the competition, look up FINA and find the live feed (sorry I can’t post the link for you now…)
Anyway! Chat soon and enjoy!!
Today, the 2nd last day of training in Montreal before China and holidays, is complete!!! Since team trials we have been working extra hard to get all of routines ready for the World Trophy, which we will be competing at in exactly 1 week. We have tons of exciting stuff to bring to the table for the audience and we are confident that our presence will be memorable!
Team Canada can’t wait to show you what we’ve got! To watch the competition you can find the live feed HERE, which will start December 12th-14th.