Chad le Clos is a swimmer.
But not just any swimmer. The South African is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion. He’s ranked 1st in the world in the 50, 100 and 200 meter butterfly — and is the current world record holder in both the 100 and 200 meter butterfly
He heads soon to Windsor, Ontario for the FINA World Swimming Championships.
If he wins, he’s got the Westport Weston Family Y to thank.
For the past few days, he’s been training there. He has a connection with a Water Rat family, so the Wilton Road facility seemed a great fit.
This evening, he raced an exhibition 100 yard butterfly there.
Plenty of Water Rat swimmers, parents and alumni showed up to cheer him on.
Stop the presses: He won.