Francesca Swimmer of the Month Morning

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Morning – Francesca Seed

Francesca has been hitting the pool since she was 6 months old. However, much to her dismay she had to wait a few years till she could try out for synchro! Finally, she joined the sport at age 5 in OSSC’s Recreational program. Within a year she was competing at the Provincial level and four years later joined the High Performance Program with Hollycrest. She is coming to the end of her first year there in Grade 6 and is loving every minute – both in the pool and in school!  Franny – as she’s known to her OSSC friends – loves being part of her team; she also loves participating in other sports, as a member of the Hollycrest volleyball girls and co-ed teams as well as the track and field team for 4 x 100 relay and running long jump. When not engaged in her athletic passions, she’s taking care of her dogs – Dachshund Libby, Great Dane Sadie Joh – and her chameleon Elliot, Turtle Heidi and numerous tropical fish.

Says coach Julie Thaden: “Francesca is the most consistent in her attendance; she has gotten more serious about her training in recent months and it shows in her performance. She just made phase 3 of Provincial Team Trials due to many recent improvements in her skills. She also shows good leadership skills when asked to lead her teammates in a task. Francesca is one of the most improved of the FINA 11-12’s, particularly in her extension and flexibility. She also has managed to learn everyone else’s routines!”