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The End!!

Hey Everyone!!

This is the ending to the perfect story…

We started this year at the bottom. Beginning again with a new group of girls and new challenges. We jumped around ideas and routines, trying to find the perfect way to showcase our strengths.

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We were the underdogs. Trying to make a name for ourselves as we competed around the world. Germany, France, Japan, Spain, and Canada. Every swim we had together taught us something, another piece to our special puzzle.

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We learnt that no one is safe. No matter how good you swim, you could be the next one off the team. We overcame internal struggles and worked together to keep each other positive. We trained hard for this one weekend of the year, World Cup.

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I am so proud to be a part of this team. We fought so hard to be here today and to be the team we are. We have been a team that improves, step-by-step. We are not done yet!! We have 2 years before the Olympic Games. I believe, and we believe that our team will be representing Canada at the Games! We still have a way to go, but we are on the right track!

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Time to have a couple days of holiday before we come back to the grind!! Enjoy ladies!!! Love you! xoxo

Much Love,

C

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Free Team and Free Duet Today

Hey all!!

Yesterday we had a great day. We started the competition off with a bang! A good swim of our brand new Highlight Routine, debuting a fun swim for the audience to enjoy.

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The stakes were pretty high in the Technical Routine. We had a little blimp in the routine, something we did not expect. We know that we did not have the swim we want, but we are totally ready to show the world that we can and will achieve our goal.

I would like to let all of you know that we really appreciate your support these last couple days. It’s been a journey and we have learned a lot.

Tonight is a new chance, a new day to show you all what we are capable of!! The Team is on the same page and we are ready to swim our heart out! Free Routine is going to be a show for sure!! Tonight we are going to perform, and make you all proud! We are ready!

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Much Love,

C

Today’s The Day!!

Hey Everyone!!

Here we go!!! Today is the 1st day of competition here at the World Cup in Quebec City!! We have been working so hard to achieve our goals for this year and from the feedback we have been given, we are on the right track!! It’s going to be an amazing couple of days and I have a feeling that Canada is going to rock it!

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For schedule of the competition, click here

Also, I would like to send a shout out to Jérémie Battaglia who has been an amazing contributor to our team as PHOTOGRPHER!!! He just released these beautiful photos to the public and to us!! Huge thank you to him!

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Check him out on Instagram: @jeremiebattaglia, Twitter: @jeremiebatt and Facebook: Jeremie Battaglia

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Much Love,

C

Day 3

Hello Everyone!!

Today is day 3 at the World Cup pool. We’ve had some fantastic practices and have been working together to create some awesome performances for you all. If you are not able to be in Quebec City this weekend, I hope you will check out the live feed which you can find here

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Currently, Team Canada is off to the pool for our 1st practice of the day! Big focuses!!!! Let’s do this!

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If you haven’t seen our epic video and article in the Toronto Star, please CHECK IT OUT

Enjoy and hope to see you soon!

Also special shout out to our Team Captain Marie-Lou Morin who is celebrating a birthday today!! Happy Birthday Lewis!! 😉

Much Love,

C

And We’re Off!!

We have arrived in Quebec City for the 2014 World Cup!! Training begins today. Team Canada is ready to rock these practices and in the end, swim like the champions we are!!!

For more info on the competition, click HERE

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Can’t wait to make you all proud!!

Much Love,

C

Demo Day

Hey Everyone!! Hope you are all having a fantastic Wednesday, and wishing you a great week… Now to the good stuff!!

Today marks 1 week and 2 days before we start competing at World Cup!!  We’ve made so many leaps these last couple of weeks!  This team, these girls; are family.  Working with them every day can’t get much better.  All of our obstacles, goals, triumphs are dealt with together, as one unit!  We are almost there, it’s so close we can taste it!  I am so proud to be working with these ladies.  All of the pieces are finally coming together and soon we will impress the world at the Cup!

Today we shared our routines to spectators for this years competition.  We had Open Training for an hour, to let our audience see what we do on a daily basis and then ended the day with a Demo.  During our swims, we had Toronto Media come to support us and the new 2015 Toronto Pan Am Aquatic Centre, which has been a fantastic facility for us to be training at.

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Also in attendance, Scott Russell, CBC Sport broadcaster who has 11 Olympic Games under his belt, came out to show us some love!! His inspiring words of wisdom gave us chills before swimming our last event of the day! He shared with us his passion and made us believe that we are capable of everything!! It made today even more special having an Olympic Broadcaster introduce our team and every member that has worked so hard to get us to where we are!

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In closing, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in today’s event. We are so blessed to have your love and support! Keep cheering for us at the World Cup and for the next 2 years going toward the Olympics in Rio!!

Much Love,

C

2 weeks

Hello Everyone!!

In 2 weeks today we will be done competing at the World Cup in Quebec City.  So far, this camp has been a tough one for all of us!

We have been training incredibly hard.  Working through many obstacles here in Toronto… Day one started off in water that was less than 23 degrees Celsius!! We were freezing cold the whole day, but all of us knew that this wouldn’t prevent us from training for the Cup. We were in and out of the pool trying to keep our muscles warm, there was a fire alarm and a power outage, and most of all we have been fighting exhaustion.  We knew at this point we needed to train extra SMART, making every second in the water count!

We have started to overcome these little things!!! There is so much more at stake right now, no matter what conditions we are in the Team has to work together toward our goal! This is a big year, and a big competition for us.  We know that right now we haven’t reached our peak, but we have another 13 days to get where we want to be! I am confident that with the help of our amazing staff and my determined teammates, we will SHINE at World Cup!!

This WEDNESDAY, September 24th, is our Synchro Canada Demo for the World Cup in Toronto! For any of you here this week, please come and show us some LOVE!!!

Senior National Team Demo Information

Hope to see you there!

Much Love,

C

Toronto

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today we embark on our new adventure, World Cup Training Camp in Toronto! It’s so strange to be in a place where we can understand the language; normally our camps are anywhere but Canada!! It’s so nice to feel “at home”.

As of today we will start training for our biggest competition of the season. We will be at the Pan Am 2015 pool for the next 2 weeks working to perfect our routines for the up coming event. This facility has just opened and we are preparing to be the 1st swimmers to “test the waters”.

In a matter of hours we will be at the pool for our 1st training session of the camp! We’ve got a BIG couple of weeks ahead of us!!

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! We hope to see some of you soon at the pool in Quebec City or here in Toronto. Don’t be shy, we don’t bite!! 😉

Much Love

C

Last Day!

Hey everyone!!

Today marks Team Canada’s last day of training in Montreal before we leave for the World Cup!!

Time has flown by. We all thought that the weeks from the Spanish Open until the now would be a long time, but with the way we have been training and how hard we’ve been working, it went so quickly.

It’s been amazing to see this team come together. We have become a new group of girls in the last couple weeks, with more determination than ever to show the world what we are made of. We have struggled together, pushed our limits together and now we almost ready compete together.

We have 2 weeks of hard training left before we need to show our best on the world stage. “Almost” is a great word to describe where we are right now! Our coaches are keeping us on a strict schedule and we trust them to bring the team to our PEAK level at the perfect moment. Training in Toronto is going to be where we will work out all of the imperfections and in the end we will have an amazing performance that everyone can enjoy!!

I will keep you updated on everything from Toronto and soon from the World Cup!

Much Love,

C

700

Hey Everybody!

This is a special day for our team!! 700 DAYS UNTIL THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES!

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I know that seems far away, but it’s a step in the right direction!

Speaking about the right direction, we had an amazing practice today! This afternoon we did the hardest, most ridiculous routine workout we have ever done!! Not only did we survive, we created huge improvement in our routines. BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS were put into this workout (literally!!) and something this hard really showed us what our team is made of and how ready we are to face anything and everything!!!

700 days may still be far away, but our next chance to prove our worth as Team Canada is coming up much sooner. Our team will be performing at the World Cup in 26 days and we know that all of this hard work will pay off in our results. The World Cup in Quebec City is a great step towards Rio and we are very excited to make this journey into a reality!

Please keep supporting Team Canada and reading this blog for the inside scoop!! We are training hard to make our dreams and the dreams of young Canadians come true!

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Much Love,

C