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Wow... What an honour this moment was for me. I have been retired (in my mind) from swimming for over 2 years now. I never could have imagined the closure which I felt after this moment. .... truly amazing!! I want to thank everyone who was involved in this journey with me--My family, friends, coaches, neighbours and teachers! I wouldn't have made it without you and again, thank you!

Cheers to another new chapter!


Olympian Swimmer Brittany Reimer Honoured

Swimming Canada

Swimming Canada honoured Olympian Brittany Reimer of Victoria and three time Olympian Rick Say of Salmon Arm and in front of their peers tonight during the 2010 Summer National Championships in Victoria.

Say and Reimer have marked the past decade for Canadian swimming.

“Tonight, we honour two great swimmers that have made such a positive impact in our sport,” said Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada.

Victoria native, Olympian Brittany Reimer started competing internationally for Canada since she was 15 years old and has been on top of the international podium numerous times. At the 2005 World Aquatic Championships in Montreal, Brittany smashed her own Canadian record in the 1500m freestyle with a time of 16:07.73 to earn herself a bronze medal. She continued her record-breaking performance and medal haul in the 800m freestyle. Brittany won the silver medal in a Canadian record time of 8:27.59.

“I thank everyone who has supported me during my all my years as a swimmer,” said retired distance swimmer Brittany Reimer of Victoria. “I would not be the person I am and the athlete I was without the great support of my coaches. I have made lots of great friends along the way, and I will always cherish the moments I have spent with them and cherish sharing the successes and the tears.”

“Brittany always liked to have fun while swimming,” said Cory Beatt, one of Brittany’s past coaches while in Surrey. “She was always very competitive and wanting to win, even in practice. But, she always turned it into a game.”

Brittany is now living in Vancouver and working in real-estate. She says that her work ethics in sports has transferred into her new career.

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