2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and BC Games Alumnus (1998), Brent Hayden will be inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Article excerpt from Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
Brent Hayden may no longer be swimming competitively, but you had to know the lanky kid out of Mission, who grew into a world champion and Olympic bronze medallist, wouldn't stray far from the pool.
He retired after earning that bronze in the 100-metre freestyle event in London last August and didn't pull on his Speedo for a month before working back into a two-day-a-week schedule "just to keep that healthy lifestyle going.
"I've been coaching swim clinics and doing public speaking," Hayden, 29, said Tuesday after being named as an inductee into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2013. "I was just in the Northwest Territories last week for a six-day tour in Hay River and Yellowknife.
"I did clinics with the swim clubs there, went around to the schools. Just tried to relay my message to as many kids as possible. If you can try and inspire as many as you can, there might just be that one kid in the crowd somewhere that will hopefully one day be in their respective Hall of Fame."