Andrea Anzai crashed through waves last summer at Ottawa Riverkeeper’s inaugural inter-provincial swim. The open water was a far cry from the orderly lane swimming she’s used to doing in pools year round. She’s returning to the Riverkeeper 4K on August 15 determined to best her time.
Andrea coaches kids and trains with Swim Ottawa under her mother Marie Anzai’s guidance in indoor and outdoor pools. The competitions Andrea participates in most are carefully timed with the water temperature controlled and perfect. She’s an elite swimmer and it runs in the family.
After all her parents met on a dock and the entire family is involved in the 2015 Riverkeeper 4K. All six Anzai family members are participating in various roles making the swim a frequent topic of dinner time conversation.