Lavoie’s Swimming In Success

Maddy Lavoie

Maddy Lavoie of Wheatley will be competing at the International Children’s Games in the Netherlands this summer – Contributed Photo

A brother and sister swimming duo from Wheatley, Ontario found success in the pool this month, as Wheatley’s Cody Lavoie and Maddy Lavoie have qualified for major events.

Cody Lavoie, swimming as a freshman with the Delta State University Statesmen, helped his team win the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference championship. Lavoie was second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:50.30, and second in the 400-yard individual medley finishing in3:56.94.

Lavoie also finished fourth in the men’s 200m backstroke event with a time of 1:50.96.

His swim was good enough to earn the 18-year-old an invitation to the NCAA Division II swimming championships in Indianapolis, Indiana which will take place March 10-14.

Maddy Lavoie, who competes for the Windsor-Essex Swim Team also had an incredible month in the pool, earning the 14-year-old an spot at the International Children’s Games in Alkmaar, Netherlands this June.

Maddy Lavoie was the 2013-2014 MVP for the Windsor-Essex Swim team in their Otters division. At the WOSA championships earlier this month, Lavoie took gold in the 400m freestyle, silver in the 100m free and 50m, gold in the 200m back, and bronze in the 50m breaststroke.

Lavoie also qualified for the OFSAA swimming championships, winning multiple SWOSSAA gold while competing for Leamington District Secondary School.

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