MONTREAL – Harvard sophomore swimmer Raphael Marcoux recently wrapped up competition at the 2017 Canadian Long Course Swimming Championships, recording a top-10 finish in each of the four individual events he competed.
Marcoux's best finish came in the 50 fly where he placed third in 24.39. The 50 free saw him post a 22.99, good for fifth. At the 100 meter distance in the free he took eighth (51.08) and completed his run with a ninth-place showing in the fly (55.51).
"I thought it was a great meet given the training I've done these past few months," said Marcoux. "I did a lot of strength-based training this summer and it showed in the 50s. I always like going back up to Canada for Summer Nationals and this year the meet happened to be near my hometown, so I had a great time seeing friends and family."
Marcoux previously qualified for the Canadian Olympic trials. He went to high school in South Florida, earning Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald Swimmer of the Year accolades in 2015.