No one has ever questioned Cameron Carlyle-Locke’s skill in the water. The 17-year-old’s work ethic has never been a problem in his years training at the YMCA. His competitive-nature has been on display at pretty much every meet he’s ever been in.
At last month’s Ontario Junior International, held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, he showed another side of himself.
This was a big event for Carlyle-Locke, probably the biggest yet with it being the first time he’s ever lined up alongside other competitors from outside Canada. To show how good the competition was at the meet, Great Britain and Canadian national records were broken in races Carlyle-Locke was in.
There was no way to script how the event would turnout for him, Carlyle-Lock said. He knew it was a big meet and he knew it was going to be daunting at times, but he also knew it could be a learning experience that guides his career from here on out if he used it right.