The coaches relay was probably the BEST part of yesterday’s relay meet! The kids all got their wish and finally got to see @swift_reece run!!! 💨🤯💨It really wasn’t even fair though.....when our coach was ranked the 7th fastest man in the WORLD just a few years ago. He smoked them all lookin like he’s just out for a Sunday stroll and giggled his way to the finish line.😂😎👏🏼💪🏼🏅 #greatcoach #sprinter #coachesrelay #olympian
It’s so nice out!!! This was my best run in over a year and I’m really happy! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of running with @bradyd1977 magic happens when you run with him. He’s so motivational and funny and he makes the time fly! I never looked at my pace once and at the end I was like wow did I really just do #greatcoach #niceday #halfmarathontraining
... Anthony is a true coach!!🏀 He's always had a great relationship with Tay Moore as a teenage (AAU #NetMaster) days...and 12+ yrs later as an adult. We thank you soooooo much for this special night and dedication for our son. I could definitely see the excitement and joy in his face when you all spoke on the phone..I know he really wish he could have been there..but no worries. A trip is in the making for late spring.
#ThankYouAutumn #Goals #TaysVillage #GreatCoach #AAU #FrederickCadets
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Our feature coach this week, Mathieu Giroux, learned to skate when he was just four years old. His parents put him in speed skating with the intention to have him transfer to hockey with better skating skills, but he fell in love with speed skating and has stuck with it ever since.
Mathieu describes himself as an endurance speed skater as he loves to push his body to its limits - this was his passion for 24 years. Mathieu’s hard work, including a 13 month transition from short track to long track, took him all the way to winning a gold medal in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games! Winning gold on home soil is Mathieu’s greatest memory, and we remember watching that race and celebrating with Mathieu too!
Since retirement, Mathieu is still a HUGE speed skating fan. He has watched every single short and long track world cup since! He still loves to skate with past skating friends, and in his own words, “we pretend we’ve still got perfect skating form”. Mathieu also loves to go for long bike rides and going on hikes with his family.
Mathieu feels fortunate to have always had coaches who were past olympians, even from a young age, and he is hoping that as a coach now, he can transmit his passion to young skaters and to be a great role model for all the athletes in the Grizzlies club. He enjoys skating with the athletes he coaches and loves the hands on coaching.
Mathieu is also a pharmacist at Cambrian Pharmacy and is a father to a little 7 month old boy. He’s recently been enjoying listening to For King and Country, and mostly listens to a mix of Christian music and reggae! Perhaps a lesser known fact - Mathieu makes the best sourdough bread in the city!
Thank you for everything you do for speed skating and for the Grizzlies @yycspeed!
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