For para-swimmer Camille Bérubé, uncertainty is the challenge of the moment.
The two-time Paralympian, who races in the S7 class based on her impairment and in all five different strokes, is partially paralyzed in both legs. And while she’s overcome setbacks in her career before, the unknown circumstances of the 2021 games can still be hard.
Jessica Gaudreault’s team was one of the first groups of Canadian athletes to snag a spot at the Tokyo Olympics, but the goalkeeper for Canada’s women’s water polo squad sees competing at the Games a year late as potentially a blessing in disguise.
The new coronavirus brought about significant and sudden changes for all, and for Mackenzie Greco it meant the abrupt end to her final year of high school and the premature conclusion of her season in the pool.
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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.
Fresh off of the Golden Titans’ victory at the 19U Eastern Conference Championships, 18-year-old water polo star Diego Gonzalez has his sights set on the National Championship League finals in Calgary in late May, and then eventually, the Olympics.
Local water polo players Bogdan Djerkovic (above) and Jessica Gaudreault came up big in the most crucial matches to help the Canadian men’s and women’s teams earn a berth in the FINA World League Super Final.
Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
The summer of success continued for Henry McKay at the 2018 FINA World Junior Championships. The Ottawa diver headed into the competition having won gold with Victor Povzner, his synchro partner, at their last two international competitions. They completed the natural hat-trick at the world juniors.
The next wave of Canadian water polo stars displayed their talents at the 2018 UANA Junior Pan American Championships last month. Canada’s Under-19 women left Clearwater, Florida as champions while the men came home with hard-fought bronze medals.
Two years ago heading into the 2016 Junior Diving Development Nationals in Montreal, Kate Miller was an unknown in the Canadian diving scene.
Since those nationals – which saw her win all her events and set a new national record for the three-metre springboard – she’s done nothing but attract the attention of Diving Canada.
Ottawa’s newest synchronized swimming club made waves at this year’s Espoir Canadian Championships, taking the bronze medal in the 13 to 15-year-old division.
GO Capital Synchro improved on last year’s seventh place finish, finding the podium in only its second season.