Ama and Efua

July 2022

Determined, focused and fun-loving—all words that describe 9-year old Ama and 12-year old Efua, our member profiles for July. Sisters and CGC Swim Academy teammates, they always arrive at the CGC with big smiles and ready to swim! Efua and Ama have spent many years taking swim lessons here at the Centre, but recently competed at their first swim meet, and loved it! Both girls were excited to share how fun it was, and how much they liked hanging out with the rest of the team between races. Thanks for being such inspiring CGC members!

"There is always something new to learn or do to keep/be active."
  • Where is your hometown?
Efua & Ama – "We were both born in Halifax, but live in Dartmouth, NS" 
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal?
Efua – "My favourite workout routine would have to be anything to do with legs and arms since I’m a swimmer it’s important to keep those parts of my body strong!" Ama – "Arms, tummy, legs" 
  • What motivates you to be active/why is fitness important to you?
Efua – "What motivates me to be active is the fact that there is always something new to learn or do to keep/be active." Ama – "My mom, good music and a word/speech of motivation." 
  • What do you like about the CGC/where will we find you in the CGC?
Efua & Ama – "We both love the coaches and staff. You will find us in the swimming pool with Bronze team."  
  • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
Efua – "Anything Black Eyed Peas/Will I Am. But my favourite song to listen to is Let’s Get It Started." Ama – "My favourite song is Let’s Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas." 
  • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
Efua & Ama – "Smoothies, granola bars and fresh fruit" 
  • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
Efua – "I love Italian food!" Ama – "French fries!" 
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
Efua – "I like to dance, play with my friends and go out for drives or eat out with my family." Ama – "Playing with my friend and watching TikTok" 
  • What is your favourite book/movie/TV show?
Efua – "My favourite TV show is Jessie!" Ama – "Victorious TV show" 
  • What was your first impression of the CGC?
Efua – "The first thing I was introduced to was the swimming pool when I was a baby around 6 month old and also not forgetting the pre-primary program that ran through the summer." Ama – "My first impression of CGC is the swimming programs." 
  • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
Efua – "My favourite memory will be my first time trial. It gave me the confidence that I needed." Ama – "The small pool, it was warm and also the fun game we use to play eg; “Simon says”!" 
  • What is your favourite motivational quote?
Efua – "Just do it!" Ama – "Keep doing it!"
  • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
Efua – "I wish people new more about the whole experience that the staff and the program’s give. It’s so much fun and I feel that more people should know more about how much you can learn/do here." Ama – "That it is the best place one can ever swim at!" 

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