Madison Broad is back in international waters.
The Chatham Y Pool Shark is representing Canada at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
Four thousand athletes from more than 200 countries are at the Games, which run from Saturday to Thursday, Oct. 18.
Swimming takes place from Sunday to Friday.
Broad is scheduled to compete in the 50-, 100- and 200-metre backstroke, freestyle and medley relays, and mixed medley relays.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for Maddy to swim at such a prestigious sporting event,” Pool Sharks coach Kyle Pinsonneault said in a statement. “She has worked hard for this spot and we are very proud of her. It just proves again that great athletes can come from a small community. We are so proud of her.”
The Youth Olympic Games are for athletes from 15 to 18 years old.
The Games will be live-streamed at CBCsports.ca. A one-hour daily highlight show will air at 8 p.m.
Broad, 18, won three medals at the Junior Pan Pacific swimming championships in Suva, Fiji, in August.
The Wallaceburg native won silver in the 200 backstroke, bronze in the 100 backstroke and silver in the 4×100 medley relay.
She was named to Team Canada for the Youth Olympic Games based on her performances at the Canadian championships in Montreal in April. She was second in the women’s 200 backstroke, fourth in the 50 backstroke and eighth in the 100 backstroke.