(FREDERICTON, NB) The UNB REDS women’s swimming team is adding Élodie Martin to their recruiting class of 2022.
The 18-year-old, from Edmundston, has signed a U SPORTS Letter of Intent and will join the REDS ahead of the 2022-2023 Atlantic University Sport season.
Martin is completing her Grade 12 year at Edmundston’s Cité des Jeunes-A.M. Sormany High School, where she’s a veteran member of the varsity swimming team.
She’s also a long-time member of Natation Edmundston Swimming and part of New Brunswick’s Next-Gen and High Performance teams.
At the 2021-22 New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming Championships, in February, Martin won the senior girls’ 50 and 100 metre freestyle events, the 100 metre individual medley and the 50 metre backstroke. In the 50 free, Martin established a new provincial high school record, with a time of 27.42 seconds. That time would’ve been good for 6th place at the 2022 AUS Swimming Championships.
“I can be very competitive,” said Martin. “I like to be number one and to have good performances in every meet. The times that I have in the 50 and 100 freestyle are competitive. I’ll represent the REDS to the best of my capacity.”
“Élodie attended our recruiting camp and easily fit in with our group,” said Marta Belsh, head coach of the REDS swimming team. “She works hard and is diligent and mature. She’ll be a great addition to the team.”
Belsh says Martin will work closely with veteran REDS swimmer Jennifer Moore, the current AUS champion in the women’s 50 and 100 metre freestyle.
Captain of her club team this season, Martin recently competed at the Eastern Canadian Championships, in Quebec City.
“During meets, I’m always the one who cheers the loudest for my teammates,” said Martin. “I’m always trying to have positive energy. The campus is everything I’m looking for, not too far from home, but far enough so that I can live independently. I always wanted the be a part of a university swim team.”
Martin will study Kinesiology while attending UNB.