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Beach Hill swimmer Graysen Bernard, a 13 year-old student at Bowmore Public School, had a great summer racing at provincial and national competitions.

At the provincial championship in Nepean in early July, he picked up seven medals in eight events, including a gold in the 1500m freestyle. He also won gold in the 2 km 13 year-old age group at the Swim Ontario open water championship in Brampton.

From July 29 to August 2, Bernard travelled to Quebec City for the Canadian Age Group Championship. More than 800 athletes aged 12 to 17 from across the country took part.

Bernard won a gold, four silver, and a bronze medal as a solo swimmer, and took part in three other gold medal relay teams as well. His gold was in the 200m butterfly, with a time of 2:17.92. The silver medals were for the 100m freestyle, and the 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke. His bronze medal was earned in the 400m individual medley. With three teammates Bernard took part in three gold medal relay performances, including the 400m and 800m freestyle and the 400m medley.

Only a few days remain in Beacher Adam Paulin’s remarkable crowdfunding campaign.

Paulin claims his Thin Ice clothing line helps users lose weight just by wearing his specially-designed vest or insoles. His prototypes are based on the body’s response to cold environments, which trigger physiological responses that also burn calories.

Pre-orders and funding pledges have come in at an astounding rate, resulting in Paulin overshooting his $15,000 goal by more than 2,600 per cent. At press time, Thin Ice had raised more than $390,000.

Keep an eye out on this season’s Dragon’s Den for an appearance by Paulin and Thin Ice. For more information see

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