Heidi & Taylor

May 2021

Meet our May members Heidi and Taylor—CGC Swim Academy swimmers, cousins and best friends. You will rarely find one without the other as they motivate and cheer on each other through all kinds of adventures. They have jumped out of planes, attended a CISV summer camp in Germany, participated in ocean polar bear dips, and are currently working on their Level 1 Scuba course. Heidi and Taylor are proud members of the CGC Swim Academy since it began, and although they miss the Aquatics Centre right now, they have been swimming outdoors and kayaking on Long Lake. Their moms both agree that to say Heidi and Taylor love the water would be an understatement.

"[The CGC] feels like home, and that no matter what you like, there is always something here for everyone."
  • Where is your hometown?
Taylor & Heidi – "Halifax, Nova Scotia"
  • What do you like about the CGC?
Taylor & Heidi –"Without hesitation, we agree the pool. We have both participated in diving classes, water polo, lifesaving and competitive swimming. We feel most at home in the water and can be found cheering each other on 3-4 times a week at practice and dry land training. The coaches have been super supportive and just being able to swim with other team members has brought a sense of normal to this challenging year. We really appreciate the efforts everyone a CGC has done to keep us in the pool!"

    • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Taylor – "Relax, play video games and hang out with my friends. Sometimes I play basketball and hang out with my dog Marvel." Heidi – "The usual - relax, listen to music, watch videos and hang out with friends."
    • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
    Taylor – "Steak dinner." Heidi – "Cookie dough ice cream."
    • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
    Taylor – "Everything bagel." Heidi – "Honeycrisp apples and peanut butter."
    • What is your favourite movie/book/TV show?
    Taylor – "I am a Big Sci-Fi fan. My father and I have been trying to watch the top 100 science fiction movies of all time together." Heidi – "Harry Potter - all of them. NCIS and Criminal Minds "
    • What is your favourite quote?
    Taylor – "We do not remember days we remember moments ~ Cesare Pavese" Heidi – "It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live ~ Albus Dumbledore"
    • What is your current workout goal or proudest accomplishment since starting at the CGC?
    Taylor – "My biggest accomplishment was training at the CGC and completing the 2019 BIG SWIM at age 13. I was super proud to swim and make it across the Northumberland Strait (21 km) and raise money for Brigadoon Village. " Heidi – "My biggest accomplishment was making times to advance to age categories for Swim Team. I was nervous to compete and was proud of myself to get out there and do it." Taylor & Heidi –"Our goal is to train at the CGC and complete the 2021 BIG SWIM together in August while raising money for Brigadoon Village. Another goal is to increase our fitness levels through dryland/weight training which is new to us."
    • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
    Taylor – "The floating obstacle course. I love that thing!" Heidi – "Swim Team"
    • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
    Taylor & Heidi – "That it feels like home, and that no matter what you like, there is always something here for everyone.

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