The London swimming membership books drive-in to see Maggie Mac Neil’s Olympic race


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Swimming star Maggie Mac Neil is backed by oversized support from Southwest Ontario at the Tokyo Olympics this weekend.

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The London Aquatic Club has invited its members and alumni to watch the women’s 100m butterfly final on Sunday night on the big screen in the recently revitalized Oxford Drive-In in Woodstock. Mac Neil, 21, a club graduate, is the reigning world champion at the event, which will be broadcast live at around 9:30 p.m.

“Not only is this a great opportunity for the LAC family to come together safely, perhaps to watch one of them accomplish something historic, but it also serves as a celebration of the club successfully making its way to the near end of the pandemic Has. “Andrew Craven, Mac Neils youth coach and head coach of the club, said about the private event.

“After nearly a year and a half of discipline, dedication, compromise and resilience, we are excited to come together one last time to pay tribute to everyone’s Olympic efforts to fight the pandemic.”

The private gathering features food, prizes, live music from the Chris Trowell Band and enthusiastic support for Mac Neil. Swimmers are asked to wear their club black shirts, and family members are encouraged to wear and decorate their vehicles in Canadian red and white.

A first film is shown after Mac Neil’s race. Participants must follow the applicable health regulations throughout the evening.

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