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She did all she could to help her team come close to a title … perhaps for the final time.
Erica Morningstar, a two-time Olympian, won the 200m IM at the 2013 CIS swimming championships at the University of Calgaryâ€™s Aquatic Centre and then promptly announced to the crowd that it was the final meet of a terrific career in the pool, though she stopped short of uttering the word â€˜retirementâ€™.
â€œI knew coming in that this was going to be my last meet, but I didnâ€™t want to think about it that way because there was lots of racing to do,â€ said the 23-year-old. â€œIâ€™m not formally announcing my retirement, but Iâ€™m definitely taking a break from swimming for the moment.â€