Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Keeler

Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Keeler

Chelsea Keeler, 16, is a swimmer with the KISU Swim Club.

This week’s Athlete of the Week is a champion competitor, Chelsea Keeler.

The 16-year-old swimmer keeps her competitive focus on swimming, as a member of the KISU Swim Club. During the summer, she’ll play some beach volleyball with her friends, but nothing competitively.

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Swimming for longer than she could accurately remember, Keeler’s favourite thing about swimming is the competition. “[It’s] honestly, the thrill of racing. Just getting in the atmosphere, getting behind the block and ready to go, ready to race. And the people I race with, racing with my team.”

Keeler said her biggest achievement was swimming at the Western Canadian Swim Championships.

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