Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Aquatics’ Category

Canada’s Taylor Ruck wins trio of golds at Lausanne Swim Cup

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Teenage phenom Taylor Ruck is going home with a trio of gold medals after a turning in a number of record-breaking performances at the Lausanne Swim Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland this week.

Swimming Canada gives coach lifetime ban for sexual abuse

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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A Swimming Canada disciplinary tribunal suspended coach Matt Bell of Ajax, Ont., for life in relation to sexual abuse convictions on Tuesday.

Canadians Van Landeghem, Bouchard retire from competitive swimming

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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After representing Canada at the Olympic Games, Chantal Van Landeghem and Dominique Bouchard have decided to hang up their goggles.

Penny Oleksiak embraces social media’s influence on youth

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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There are days Penny Oleksiak gets dozens of messages on Instagram from young kids. She'd love nothing more than to respond to every one. She's still only 17, but Oleksiak happily shoulders her responsibility as a role model, and on Tuesday night was awarded a youth leadership award from Right To Play.

‘It’s OK not to be OK’: Michael Phelps opens up about anxiety

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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The filmmakers of a new documentary about how everyone to some extent faces anxiety have enlisted Michael Phelps to show that even world champions can feel low.

Oleksiak, Masse headline Canadian swim team for Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak and world champion backstroker Kylie Masse will lead Canada's swim team into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Ten of the 26 athletes named by Swimming Canada are under the age of 20.

Michael Phelps has ‘no desire’ to return to swimming

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Michael Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he's eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.

Kylie Masse is ‘the hunted as opposed to the hunter’

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Kylie Masse is the new world champion and record holder in the women's 100-metre backstroke. But it was only three years ago that Masse was ranked 201st. She failed to crack Canada's Pan Am squad but turned that failure into a breakthrough performance at the 2015 Universiade that set her on the path to world success.

4-time Olympic medallist Oleksiak returning to former coach O’Toole

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Canadian swimming star Penny Oleksiak is returning to her roots. The four-time Olympic medallist is leaving coach Ben Titley and the Swimming Canada High Performance Centre to return to Bill O'Toole and the Toronto Swim Club.

Oleksiak, Ruck help Canada crush another record at FINA world juniors

Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Canada won three medals on Monday, including gold in the women's 4x100-metre medley relay, capping the country's most successful appearance at the FINA world junior championships. Canada finished with a national record 15 medals, behind only the host Americans.