Two Pointe-Claire athletes represent Canada at the World Aquatics Championships and the Commonwealth Games
The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is proud to highlight the performances of Ashley McGregor et and Alexia Zevnik, two Pointe-Claire athletes who were selected to represent Canada at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest last July and at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018 respectively.
“Every year, many talented Pointe-Claire athletes make us proud with their performances. They are inspirations to us all with their tremendous effort and work ethic,” noted Mayor Trudeau.
Ashley McGregor reached 14th place at the World Aquatics Championship and improved her personal best in the 200-m breaststroke. She qualified for her first appearance at the competition by winning the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials.
The young athlete’s many victories include two gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships in Edmonton.
After she began training at a young age at the Pointe-Claire Swim Club, she continued her success at A&M University in Texas, where she broke the Top 16 four times in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and reached the Top 10 in two distances: the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke. These performances earned her the title of All-American by the Texas university sports club in 2017.
Alexia Zevnik will be part of Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games, which will take place on the Gold Coast in Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018. Alexia will swim alongside Canadian Olympic medalists and will have a chance to meet over 4,000 athletes representing 70 countries. The swim team is one of the most important groups of the Canadian delegation, a major step towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Her performances include a gold medal in the 4 x 100-m freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 200-m backstroke at the 29th Summer Universiade, which took place in Taipei in August. At the World Aquatics Championships in December 2016, Alexia was part of the team that won the gold medal in the 4 x 50-m and 4 x 200-m freestyle relays, as well as the bronze medal in the 4 x 50-m medley. At the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships in Edmonton, she won the gold medal in the 4 x 100-m medley relay with the Pointe-Claire Swim Club. Alexia earned the title of All-American in her freshman year at North Carolina State University.
“The repeated success of these two talented, homegrown athletes is well-deserved, and we are proud of their achievements at the international level. We invite residents to encourage them on their exceptional path,” said the mayor in conclusion.
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