Team NL swimmer Nathan Luscombe, from Grand-Falls Windsor, had an amazing day in the pool on Day One of the 2022 Canada Summer Games! He won a BRONZE medal in the 400 free (LC) (multi-class Para) with an amazing time of 4:59.86! At the medal ceremony held earlier this evening at Niagara Palace, Nathan was all smiles as he received his medal.

His parents, brother and sister, were lucky to be able to be at the medal ceremony. "Nate started swimming as a form of physical therapy. We never imagined that he would love it as much as he does. He started training with the GFW Gators and later joined the Gander Lakers. He spends many long hours at the YMCA pool training on his own. He has been supported by wonderful friends and coaches from all over NL. We are so proud of his dedication to swimming and we are so thankful he has found such a supportive community to be part of. Watching you today at the 400 free race was an amazing and emotional experience. Congrats!!" said Lynette Luscombe.

This is the first medal for Team NL at the 2022 Canada Summer Games. "It’s so exciting to be a part of the first medals awarded at the 2022 Canada Games. Nathan has worked so hard throughout his training with Team NL and I am not surprised that he was successful in winning Bronze this afternoon. It was an impressive swim where Nathan followed the plan exactly and hung in tough right to the end!," said Duffy Earle, Team NL Swim Coach.

Chef's Corner

Team NL had a great Day One at the Niagara Canada Summer Games with a number of sports either training or in competition. The highlight of my day was being able to be present when para swimmer Nathan Luscombe received his bronze medal at the medal ceremony at the Niagara Park.

I also had the pleasure to attend the 13 for 13 Festival in at Charles Daley park in Lincoln, Ontario, with the other members of the Chef team, Tom Godden and Jamie Randell. We indulged on some Cod Coquettes with onion pickle and piperade sauce from Chef Ange who served up 'come-from-away' inspired fare at the event.

As we enter day two of the Canada Summer Games, I encourage the rest of Team NL to continue to have fun and do their best! I am looking forward to taking in some beach volleyball, rugby sevens, basketball, and cycling.

Go Team NL. You rock!

Team NL vs Team Quebec

Soccer (Male) takes on Team Quebec

Team NL’s Male Soccer team lost their game against Team Québec today at Youngs Sportsplex. During the game the female basketball team was on site to cheer on their fellow Team NL.

You can catch the male soccer team tomorrow, August 8th as they hit the field again for their next match against British Columbia at 4:30 pm (6:00 pm NST) at Youngs Sportsplex.

Softball (Female) plays two strong teams

Team Nl’s Female Softball team had a busy game day. They played Team New Brunswick in the morning and lost 7-1 and then faced a strong Alberta team in the evening losing 15-0.

They take to the field again tomorrow at 1:00 pm against team Ontario at Southward Community Park.

Abby White up at bat

Team NL takes in Lacrosse Game

Team NL took some time out of their day to take in a women’s lacrosse game – a historical moment as box lacrosse, Canada’s national summer sport, officially made its return at the Canada Summer Games.

Basketball (Male)

Men's Basketball took to the court today to hold a practice session. They are ready for their match against British Columbia tomorrow, 10:45 am at the Meridian Centre.

Baseball (Male) had great play

Team NL’s Male Baseball team had some great play out on the field of Oakes Park this afternoon. First baseman Mark Torraville made a great stretch play to get a Team Manitoba runner out at first.

Now that they have brushed off their opening game jitters, they will be back at it tomorrow with two games 10:00 am and 4:00 pm in Welland Baseball Stadium.