Morning – Evelyn Young
Evelyn started swimming with OSSC at the age of 7 and has had many synchro successes including placing 4th at Espoir with her 11-12 solo and being part of the Synchro Ontario provincial squad during her 10&U and 11-12 years. After three years swimming provincially she moved to High Performance and was a member of the 13-15 team that placed 11th at Espoir in 2015. Evelyn is in her last year of 13-15 and has enjoyed being part of this team and being coached by Elena very much. Evelyn has volunteered at OSSC for many years and is now Lead Coach for two of OSSC’s introductory programs. She also coaches Lauren’s and Sophie’s 10+U duet which she loves doing and of which she is very proud. Her favourite part of coaching is creating choreography and watching swimmers perform their routines at the water shows.
Evelyn has her bronze medallion award and has completed the Synchro Ontario Trillium Instructor & Swim Synchro Instructor Course. She is looking forward to her 7th year at Pinecrest YMCA camp and her 2nd there as a Leader in training. She graduated Hollycrest Middle School with honors and is now in Grade 9 second semester at Silverthorn Collegiate HP program. In her downtime Evelyn plays guitar in a band at Bloor West Music Studios, watches PLL, snapchats her friends and is a very popular babysitter. “Evelyn has been pushing herself to achieve her maximum potential,” says coach Elena Podolsky. “She is motivated and works towards her goals each practice. She has consistently been working on her mental game and shows great improvement in that area. It is clear that she has been putting in extra time and effort both inside of the pool and outside to improve all of her skills, and the extra work is paying off. Ev is a good team player and she has the ability to put her own matters aside and put the needs of the team as whole first.”