Congratulations to athletes who competed at the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, many of whom are connected to YMCAs across the country, including:
Abi Tripp, a Paralympic swimmer coached by Vicki Keith of the YMCA of Kingston’s Penguins Aquatic Club (check out Abi’s blog here).
Michelle Prince and Eric Woelfl, Olympic rowers and members of the YMCA of Niagara.
Marathon runners and members of the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis.
Basketball player Nirra Fields, a member of the YMCAs of Québec and the YMCA NDG Teen Zone. She was scouted from the YMCA NDG Montreal Classic Hoops Basketball Tournament.
Olympic Fun Fact: The World Alliance of YMCAs office, in Geneva, is the former home of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics.