On Sept. 18th, we had Tom Ponting and Donna Profit speak to our Club. Tom swam his way into the history books by winning a medal at three consecutive Olympic Games. He won a silver medal in the 4×100 medley relay at both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and a bronze medal in the 4×100 medley relay at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He won the FINA overall Swimming World Cup ranking both in1989 and 1992 and finished 2nd in the same ranking in 1990, all in the butterfly event. Tom also achieved three world records and 33 national titles throughout his lengthy career. Ponting has coached competitive swimming for almost 20 years since retiring from the sport, and is a certified NCCP Level 3 coach. He is currently Head Coach of the Charlottetown Bluephins Swim Club.
Donna Profit has been involved with the Bluephins as a parent of 7 swimmers for over 30 years as well as a coach for 14. In addition, Donna has experience as a Red Cross swimming instructor and she is a certified NCCP Fundamentals coach.
Below, Rotary Club of Charlottetown President, Paul Crant, Tom Ponting, Pluephins Coach Donna Profit, and meeting Chair, Ron Profit.