Swimming to success
The Club de natation Mont-Tremblant (CNMT) swim club is making waves at the Complexe aquatique Mont-Tremblant (CAMT).
In the 120-member-strong community club, goals are being set, met and exceeded.
Fifteen-year-old Larissa Bruchig has been swimming with CNMT since the club was founded in 2015. When she first joined CNMT, swimming 25 metres was a challenge for this young woman, who is now a rising star in the sport.
Fast forward to July 2022, when Larissa became the first swimmer from Mont-Tremblant to participate in the Québec Games. A biennial multi-sport event, it is a showcase of the best of the best of Québec’s young athletes.
“Swimming brings me joy, and I swim to win,” Larissa confesses. “CNMT is my family. We work hard, we play hard and we compete hard.”
Larissa and her teammates now have their eyes fixed on the 2023 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships in March. The next few months will be spent training and competing to meet the qualifying time for this sanctioned competition. The Swimming Canada Invitational in Mont-Tremblant on February 4 will be a threshold competition preparing for that championship event.
The Mont-Tremblant club’s head coach Loredana Horvat confesses, “I would not be surprised to see Larissa at the Olympics one day.”
Training for life
While podium positions and medals are rewarding, the primary goal of CNMT is to foster participation in the sport of swimming, and to help its members reach their goals.
“Training for life is what our club is all about,” advises Coach Horvat. “Swimming for fitness, fun or competition. Everyone who participates in CNMT achieves something great. Swimming is a skill set for life – not just for competition.”
Coach Horvat invites the Mont-Tremblant community to join CNMT. “We have a beautiful community pool. Let’s fill it up.” What’s more, she promises, “There’s a real good chance you’ll have a lot of fun.”
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