Thursday, July 11, 2024
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Former Norway Bay cottager to compete in Paris Olympics

Julie Brousseau spent her childhood summers on the shores of the Ottawa River, learning how to swim.
Her family had a cottage in Norway Bay, a community with a deep connection to the water. She couldn’t get enough of it — when she wasn’t taking lessons, she was swimming with her friends and cousins.
It was also where Julie got her first taste of competition. She participated in the annual Regatta, a community summer staple that involves an array of athletics contests, including swimming.
In her early teens, Julie’s family stopped summering at the cottage. But the call of the water stayed with her.
She started training competitively in Ottawa, making waves as one of Canada’s best young swimming prospects.
She won 11 medals at the 2022 Canada Games, and added three more at last year’s Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
Then, in May, Julie achieved something she never thought possible.
She became an Olympian.
Her performance at the . . .

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