I know I have been absent in my writing and I apologize for that because there truly is a lot that I could write about, but I am looking at this blog and feel the need to revamp!
There have been a lot of changes in my synchro life, school life, life life (hahaha) that makes me feel the need to change my blogging technique as well! So I hope that that is something you will look forward to in the future and also please be patient with me until I figure out what I want this page to….. evolve to 🙂
Now for something more serious…. I just recently watched Icarus on Netflix, the link to the trailer for the film is HERE. It is about last years Olympics and the doping scandal that came with it….. I would say it is a “must see” and also an incredibly important film!
Last year while all of this was happening, as runner up for the Olympics, my team and I were waiting to see what WADA would decide, as were many Canadian athletes in other sports – some of whom would end up going to the 2016 Olympics… It is so deeply disturbing that doping is something that happens on a regular basis… all over the world I’m sure!
I don’t care who you are or what sport you’re in, clean sport and fair play is why the Olympics are so inspiring! It takes incredible people to push their bodies to such a high standard and for people to use substance to get ahead….. it just hurts my heart.
I have 15 years of hard work under my belt and have been tested enough times to know what is expected of me as an athlete in and out of competition.
This is a must see.
Click Here for some new footage of our training and Click Here for a new article on Team Canada and the Evolution of Synchro!!
171 days until the Olympic Qualifier
I am proud to say that there is a lot of excitement surrounding this new season. Obviously, there is some stress as well, but we have a ton of great things coming to us as we prepare for our “race to the finish line”.
We have started creating some new routines for the Qualifier. These take time, but we have made fantastic headway opening our minds to new ideas and storylines. We have managed to find some inspiration through a theme, which took us approximately 2 weeks to agree upon, but finally it’s something we can visualize ourselves competing internationally and swimming with excitement.
I have been named tech team captain, to help Marie-Lou Morin as we will now be sharing responsibility for the team. This is a new challenge for me as I must be positive enough to encourage, but tough enough to strive for results from the girls (and myself). I think this opportunity will teach me amazing things for my future not just as a synchronized swimmer but also as an individual. Those who know me understand how much I expect from my teammates as well as how much pressure I put on myself to be the best I can be. I am thrilled to see how much progress we can make in the coming weeks and will try to update this blog more often, as I am finally accustomed to my daily routine!
Until next time,
Happy WEEKEND!! The team and I have had a great week at the pool. Although we did have a very tough training schedule, we pushed through and made it to today! I just want to take this moment to say how proud I am of this team. We have been working incredibly hard; mentally, physically and emotionally, to meet the standards of our coaches. It’s Saturday and are ready for a much needed rest day!
Excited to have a team brunch tomorrow with the girls!