Julia Lane has just broken 4 World Records!
An award ceremony will take place on Saturday December 7th at 5:45 on the pool deck to present Julia with her World Record Certificates.
The 20 year old swimmer from Windsor is the new World Down Syndrome Short Course record holder in the 50 fly, 100 free, 200 free and 400 free.
Julia broke her first three records on November 3rd at a small meet in Windsor. Three weeks later in London, Ontario, Julia added another record in the 400 free with a time of 6:58.72. These amazing accomplishments were unbeknownst to her family at the time. It wasn’t until a fellow athlete with Down Syndrome and record holder from the East Coast saw Julia’s times and called the family to congratulate her. Julia was very surprised to hear the news but also extremely excited and proud. Julia and her family attribute her cross-fit training at All Level CrossFit which she began a year and a half ago, to her recent successes. Since adding the training along with her swim practices, she has become much stronger and faster.
This weekend, Julia will get another opportunity to break more records or better the ones she has. The Windsor Aquatic Club is hosting the Border City International meet at the Windsor Aquatic Centre. Nineteen teams from Canada and the US will be participating at this meet. Although she has been ill this past week, she is still hopeful that a few more records will fall. “I’m so pumped up for this meet and I want to break the 50 free record”, exclaimed Julia. With 900 swimmers competing, there should be lots of excitement at the pool to help her get pumped up.