Acadia swimmer Luc Boudreau will bring home a silver medal from the CIS national swimming championships.
Boudreau, a former Triton and New Minas native, posted a personal best with a time of 2:13.02 on Feb. 21 in the 200 metre breastroke, good for second place and setting a new AUS and Swim Nova Scotia record.
Acadia’s head coach, Chris Stone, said Boudreau felt great before the win.
“Luc said it felt easy (after preliminary swim) and he’d be looking to win tonight. That was, hands down, the most pressure either of us have ever felt for a morning swim,” Stone told Acadia Athletics.
Acadia teammate Kristen MacPherson is also competing at nationals, where she swam a lifetime personal best in the 50m free with 28.27 in the heat immediately after Boudreau’s win.
On Feb. 20, MacPherson swam a 30.61 in the 50m backstroke for 27th, while Boudreau swam a new AUS and Swim NS record of 1:02.43 in the morning, followed by a 1:02.66 at night for 10th in the 100m breast. MacPherson swam a 1:06.68 in the 100m backstroke for 40th.