During Monday night’s council meeting, Mayor Pankow took a moment on behalf of the Smiths Falls council and community to recognize Olympic swimmer Bailey Andison for her incredible effort in Tokyo. Andison competed in the women’s 200 metre individual medley on Monday morning (EDT), and came in 6th place with a time of 2.12.52.
“I know she probably wasn’t pleased with her time, but she represented our town and country with great grace and dignity, and incredible commitment as an athlete,” commented Mayor Shawn Pankow. “We are incredibly proud to have her as a hometown girl representing our community and our country at the Tokyo Olympics.”
The town of Smiths Falls is proud to be cheering on two of our own as they compete in the Summer Olympics: Bailey Andison in swimming, and Brooke Henderson in golf. The women’s golf event will take place August 3-6, 8pm (EDT).
“Bailey, we look forward to seeing you when you return and we look forward to celebrating your success at a future date,” added the Mayor.
The councillors clapped and cheered for Andison, and Councillor McKenna pointed out that she will be known forever as “Olympian Bailey Andison.”
Olympian Bailey Andison, we are so proud of you!