Women's Swimming

Charli LeBlanc at Pan Am Games Trials

Charli LeBlanc at Pan Am Games Trials

Swimmer Charli LeBlanc is topping off an incredible first season with the Varsity Reds by competing at the biggest meet she's ever been to in her life - the Pan American Game Trials.

LeBlanc has had a couple of months to prepare. She met the qualifying time for the trials on February 6 at the AUS Championship in Halifax. 

"I was almost relieved when I qualified," LeBlanc said. "I didn't want my swim season to be over so soon."

The trials take place in Toronto at the Pan Am Sports Centre from April 1-4 and are open to anyone who has met the qualifying times. Those who swim fast enough to make the finals there have the opportunity to be picked for other teams as well, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Before leaving, LeBlanc said she was feeling calm, but that she's sure the nerves will come.

"Anything is possible. I dream of going to the Pan Am Games and, of course, going to the Olympic Games in Rio," LeBlanc said.

"The biggest thing I hope to get out of this meet is inspiration for the summer. I want to walk out of that building knowing I did everything I could possibly force my body to do."