Joe Bartoch qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after winning the 100m butterfly at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in Montreal with a time of 53:01.
Rosie MacLennan on Christine Girard: Christine Girard defines grit, resilience, and integrity. There were many moments where she could have given up, but instead, she stayed focused on her training, kept focused on her own path. She could easily hold resentment towards her fellow competitors, instead she holds compassion and is taking this opportunity – her story – and using it as a platform for positive change. There are so many lessons that all athletes, and all Canadians, can learn from Christine. She embodies the values and character that we should all strive towards. Christine Girard is the ultimate Canadian role model.