Carpenter wins swim coaching award

  • Pointe Claire's Peter Carpenter has won another coaching award.
    Pointe Claire's Peter Carpenter has won another coaching award.
    Photo credit: McGill Athletics

Pointe Claire’s Peter Carpenter, head coach of the McGill swim team,  received an award for coaching excellence by the Club de la médaille d’or on Wednesday.

It marks the third award in the past month for the 38-year-old Carepenter, who was also recognized last week with a Petro-Canada coaching excellence award. 

 A few weeks ago, he was named coach of the month for September by the Institut National du Sport du Quebec.
The string of honours were all related to his recent work with Valérie Grand’Maison, who captured one gold medal and two silvers at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
“Valerie is a training beast,” said Carpenter. “Over my coaching career, I have rarely seen an athlete that trains as hard. She followed her training regimen to the letter. We had a plan for the Games and she respected it right to the end. That’s why she had success in London.”
 Carpenter  is in his fourth season as coach of the McGill swim team. He has previously trained Canadian Olympian Tobias Oriwol and  helped develop current McGill swim star Steven Bielby.

SOURCE:McGill Athletics

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