own "Pond Scum" will represent Canada in an international dragon
boat competition in South Africa next spring and the team couldn't be
team is from Toronto.
"We're pretty excited. We had a really good race in Calgary. It hasn't quite sunk in how far away South Africa is," said team co-captain Mary Anderson.The team has been together for 10 years and has been racing competitively for about seven. They train year-round with the Wascana Racing Canoe Club, which includes dry land training and pool paddling in the winter.
Anderson said the team is working on new ways to prepare for the competition.
always stay fit in the winter but having sport-specific weight training
and the pool paddling and the running has been really important to keep
race-ready all year round," she said.
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