The second leg of the 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup Series was recently held in Toronto and among the more than 450 swimmers from 37 countries was local Grande Prairie Piranha, Jordan Greber. The event marks the first Canadian hosting of a FINA World Cup Event since Edmonton, 2001 and the first time that a member of the Grande Prairie Piranhas competed in the event. The three-stop series got underway in Berlin in October with the third stage set for November 3-5 in Indianapolis.
The meet was Greber’s second international contest, having competed at a junior international event earlier in the year. The 2022 FINA Swimming World Cup Series was her first at senior international levels of competition. Greber contested the 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke setting lifetime best and all new club records. The highlight of the weekend was achieving a place in the 200m backstroke final competing in a star-studded field that include Olympian Summer McIntosh and Olympic and World Champion Kylie Masse. Greber capped of her success in the pool by being invited to spend the week training with the Swim Canada Team at the high performance development centre where she will have an opportunity to further build on her experiences as an international swimmer.
“We are really proud of Jordan and her representation of our Club at this high-level, international event. She works really, really hard to improve her performance and she will only continue to improve as she begins to get this type of international experience. She is a role-model for the other swimmers in our Club and she proves the investment of hard work and relentless focus will pay off.”
Alex Dawson, Director of Swimming (Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club)
Information provided by Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club