15-year-old claims senior national swim silver

There’s not much for a competitive swimmer to think about once they’re standing on the pool deck with their hours and days and weeks of training behind them. There’s no strategy or game planning at play in the moment; the sole imperative is to get in the zone. And so with headphones on, flowing pump-up music into her ears, Regan Rathwell prepared to dive into a pool next to girls as many as five years her senior.

‘I’ll be ready’: Gilles a call-up away from FIFA World Cup

While vacationing in Italy, Vanessa Gilles followed the FIFA Women’s World Cup match between Canada and Cameroon intently. Like many fans back in Canada, she shared in Kadeisha Buchanan’s excitement after the centre back headed home the winning goal of the team’s tournament opener on June 10 – the first electric moment in what is expected to be a deep run into the medal rounds.