Barrie Trojans make a Splash

Canada's competitive swimming program is healthy!

trojans-logoOn a weekend where the Barrie Trojan Swim Club held it’s annual Trojan Cup swim meet, Canada’s competitive swimming program has never looked better.

The local Trojan swim club has been pumping out reputable swimmers one after another and continue to showcase upcoming athletic stars.  It doesn’t come easy though.  To be among the best takes a lot of dedication. Some of the top performers will spend upwards of 23 hours training in any given week.

On a year when Canada performed very well in the pool at this summer’s Rio Olympics, a number of the youngtrojans-2 Trojan swimmers have their eyes set on the possibility of one day representing Canada at an upcoming Olympic Games.

Penny Oleksiak, the 16 year old who won a Canadian record of 4 swimming medals including one gold is a big inspiration to some of the local up and coming swimmers.  Oleksiak returns to international competition at the  FINA world short-course championships which open tomorrow in Windsor Ontario. Canada’s expectations are high for the team in Windsor this week and this season will be a lead-up to the world championships next summer in Budapest.  Perhaps one of Canada’s future swim stars was competing this weekend at the East Bayfield Community Centre.