Swimmer Katerine Savard welcomes the creation of a committee to help female athletes who find themselves in a vulnerable position.
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"It's a first step," said the three-time Olympian and bronze medalist in the 4 X 200m freestyle relay in Rio. There are more women who are likely to experience such problems. We've heard a lot about women over the past few months, but all athletes need more support. Many women and many athletes have mental problems and need help. »
"I don't think the wave of whistleblowing is over," added Savard. If it can shake things up with these media releases, it will be a good deal. »
A firm is currently collecting information from swimmers, coaches and volunteers to ensure that the various Swimming Canada stakeholders operate in a healthy and safe environment.
"An independent firm contacted me seven to 10 days ago to find out my reality," she confirmed. I had an interview, but I don't know if I'm among the first or the last. We don't know anything. It is positive that Swimming Canada is questioning itself. Everything is done anonymously. I wish that this initiative was taken as a precaution and not because of recent incidents. »