What was your favorite stroke or event as a 12 & under swimmer?
Butterfly because it was the most challenging to learn.
What is your very first memorable swimming moment?
Going to an age group swim meet and winning all my races. I came back home with seven gold medals.
Who is the person you think helped you most along the way?
My family because they listen to me and they love me no matter what.
Who is your favorite athlete?
I don’t have one. I admire those who are hardworking.
At what age did you start swimming?
I started swimming as a summer swimmer at the age of nine. I loved my coach so much that I joined her winter group with the Beaconsfield Bluefins.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a competitive swimmer?
I would be starting my own business.
What keeps you motivated to train hard each day?
The Olympics because it is the best of the best.
How do you push yourself during a hard workout when you are tired or sore?
It won’t be any easier in a race. It is a state of mind that will help one get better along the way.
What is the secret to balancing school and training?
If you want to be the best that you can be, you have to have good time management and organizational skills. One must learn to prioritize their tasks. When there is a will there is definitely a way!
What is your favourite activity outside of sport?
I like pilates. It looks easy, but it is actually pretty challenging for the body. You have to focus on each movement and learn how to stabilize yourself properly. I also enjoy cardio dance classes. Pump up music fits well with my personality.
What is your favourite post-workout snack?
Drinking a protein shake.
Who is your favourite band/singer?
I like a bit of everything! Variety is key.
What is your favourite TV show , movie or both?
I don’t spend much time watching TV. I like to keep myself busy and when I’m tired, I just go to bed. As for my favourite movie, I would have to go with 'Inside Out'!
How do you prepare yourself mentally for a race?
Just staying true to myself by smiling and relaxing.
Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Love my Second Cup coffee and pump up music.
Do you have a favourite pre-meet meal?
Steak seems to work for me. It was my dad’s suggestion ever since I started swimming.
What do you feel is your career highlight so far?
Representing Canada at the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games. Such good experiences!
What are your goals for the future in the sport of swimming?
Making another Olympic Team.
What is something that most people wouldn’t know about you?
My first language is French.
What advice do you wish someone had given you as a young age group swimmer?
I was lucky enough to have been well surrounded as a young age group swimmer. My favorite advice was and still is: Love what you do, and do what you love!