Pre-Pan Am Games Orientation

Day 165

21 days until #TO2015

Hello All!

As you all know, the Pan Am Games are approaching very quickly leaving us no time to catch our breath. 

Yesterday all athletes, coaches and the rest of the ‘behinds the scenes’ team for TO2015, took some time to smell the roses. We were given a much needed, very inspiring orientation about past experiences, Olympic Journey’s and much more! It gave us the chance to meet our fellow Canadian Athletes and share our ‘Game Plan’, which is an integral part of our future success at these Games and the next. 

Listening to our Chef de Mission, Curt Harnett, and other athletes speak about their experiences was amazing. Their inspiring message taught us to be prepared for any situation.   


The Olympics is something we have been dreaming about since we were small kids; we have a vision in our minds of how it’s supposed to go, but as we all know, things don’t always go as planned. We must be prepared for anything that comes our way. Whether that is that the bed is too hard, the training wasn’t ideal, there’s more traffic to the competition facilities than usual etc etc… So what are you going to do?? 

All I can say to that is: CONTROL THE CONTROLABLE. You can’t change whatever challenges you may face at different international competitions, but you can control YOU! Take it into your own hands, knowing that you have done everything to get to this moment and that nothing will get in the way of you and a potential podium finish. We are One Team and together we are Canada Strong! 

We are so excited to compete in front of our family and friends, see you soon!!!! 

Love you all!!

– C 

Published by Claudia Holzner

Hello Everyone!! I am a synchronized swimmer on the Canadian National Team. Follow my blog to get an inside look at what it is like to be an elite athlete! Enjoy!!

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