Audrey Lacroix

Name: Audrey Lacroix
Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Pont-Rouge, QC
Nickname: Mookie

Favorite Sports Memory: Swimming in the Olympic final of the 4 x 100 freestyle relay in Beijing.

How you got involved in your sport: My parents enrolled me in the Red Cross swim program when I was 6 years old. The instructor saw that I was really enjoying swimming laps and suggested to my parents to get me involved in competitive swimming.

The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: When I was 8 years old I saw Mark Tweksbury win his gold medal in Barcelona and I realized that it was possible for a Canadian, and for me too, to achieve big things in my sport.

Favorite Quote: “You can make a wish or you can make it happen.”

CAN Fund Testimonial: Many thanks to CAN FUND and everybody who supported CAN FUND through the years. The financial help will have a major impact on my journey to the Olympics, and it takes a lot of weight and worry off my shoulders. It’s also important to mention the feeling of support I received from CAN FUND. I feel that they are there to support me and my dream and believe in me.

Best Result: 5th at the 2007 World Championship in the 200 butterfly.
13th at the 2008 Olympic Games in the 200 butterfly, 7th in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay and 6th in the 4 x 100 medley relay.

Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: I make sure I take some time to relax before practice. I make sure my head is clear and that I can focus on my training. It really helps me get ready to be the best I can be in the water.

Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My parents always made sure I was a good teammate and a good person. They have supported me in the choices I have made throughout my career.

Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you? Recently I’ve been watching the TV show “Make it or Break It” on ABC family. It’s about a gymnast training for the Olympics. This show is mainly for teenagers, but they talk about struggle in high level sport that I can relate to.

Fun Facts:  Even if I’m a really energetic person, I enjoy some quiet time at home, reading, watching DVDs and playing video games. I read a lot of fashion magazines every month. When I’m stressed about something I bake cupcakes, and sometimes I end up with a freezer full of creamy little cakes.