Author: Jean-Patrick Godbout

2019 Beach Volleyball Season

2019 Beach Volleyball Season

Here’s the highlights of my 2019 beach volleyball season.

Beach Volleyball Coach

JP Godbout Coaching Beach Volleyball Athletes Mikael Dagenais and Hugo Rosso at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.
JP Godbout Coaching Beach Volleyball Athletes Mikael Dagenais and Hugo Rosso at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.

Coaching Hugo Rosso & Mikael Dagenais

Starting early spring and involved bi-weekly with morning practices until the end of the summer, it has been a pleasure to help out these 2 athletes achieve amazing progression and results;

Top 4 at the 2019 Canadian National Championship in Toronto
Silver at 2019 Quebec Provincial Championship in Ste-Agathe
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #3 – Boucherville
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #2 – Laprairie
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #1 – Beauce
Challenge Celtique – Montreal

Check videos below to see a variety of beach volleyball drills

Beach Volleyball Warmup Drill featuring Mikael Dagenais, Hugo Rosso, Pierre Brennan and Felix Mahn at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.

Beach Volleyball Commentator

It was a pleasure to be the live voice of three beach volleyball events around Quebec (Montreal, Laprairie, Ste-Agathe).

Volunteer at Local Beach Courts

Contributing to keep local courts safe, clean and available for players to enjoy the sport of beach volleyball.

2019 Canadian Masters Swimming Championship

2019 Canadian Masters Swimming Championship

Here is the story about my participation at the 2019 Canadian Master Swimming Championship held at Centre Claude-Robillard in Montreal.

Highlights

  • 6 medals (4 gold ans 2 silver)
  • 4 provincial records
  • 1 national record
JP Godbout at the 2019 Canadian Master Swimming Championship in Montreal
JP Godbout at the 2019 Canadian Master Swimming Championship in Montreal

Event Details

25 Free (Preliminary)

Preliminary (Heat 11, Lane 5) 11.79 *NEW CAN RECORD 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_18.pdf

25 Free (Final)

Final 11.76 *NEW CAN RECORD 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_30F.pdf

50 Free

(Heat 19, Lane 1) 25.39 *SILVER MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_44.pdf
3rd ALL-TIME PROVINCIAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
11th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

100 Free

(Heat 20, Lane 8) 55.13 *GOLD MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_38.pdf
PROVINCIAL RECORD 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
7th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

50 Back

(Heat 10, Lane 7) 29.27 *GOLD MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_16.pdf
PROVINCIAL RECORD 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
5th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

100 Back

(Heat 8, Lane 4) 1:03.21 *SILVER MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_42.pdf
2nd ALL-TIME PROVINCIAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
7th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

50 Fly

(Heat 18, Lane 2) 27.16 *GOLD MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_26.pdf
PROVINCIAL RECORD 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
4th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

100 Fly

(Heat 9, Lane 9) 1:02.50 *GOLD MEDAL 45-49
https://live.swimrankings.net/24789/ResultList_10.pdf
3rd ALL-TIME PROVINCIAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm
15th ALL-TIME NATIONAL 45-49
https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

Thanks & Acknowledgement

My parents (Louise & Jean-Denis), sister (Veronique), nieces (Lea, Eva, Aby), girlfriend (Joelle), training partners (R2P), and others (Christian Gauvin, Christian Berger, Isabelle Ducharme, Jean-Francois Groleau, Jean-Sebastien Quesnel, Heidi, etc.)

Links

2019 CANADIAN MASTERS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

Canadian Masters Swim Stats

http://www.statsman.ca/

Class. Provincial “All-Time” 45-49 since 1973

https://www.statsman.ca/cqat/cmqatm2f.htm

“All-Time” National Rankings 45-49 since 1973

https://www.statsman.ca/caat/cmcatm2f.htm

Living in Winterland – Removing Ice on Montreal Streets and Sidewalks

Living in Winterland – Removing Ice on Montreal Streets and Sidewalks

When the house started shaking, I knew it was time to grab my phone and be ready to capture some amazing video footage! It didn’t matter if I was comfortably lying on the couch with my girlfriend watching some Netflix after a hard day at work.

I was determined to document this amazing process of removing thick layers of ice in the streets and sidewalks of Montreal. With lots of powerful machinery equipped for this major undertaking, trucks are organized into a choreography.

The video footage actually shows everything about a typical winter lifestyle;

  • Cars being towed
  • Pedestrians walking around
  • Cyclists riding their bike

Here’s the raw footage captured on Wednesday March 13th 2019.

10,000 km with an Electric Bike

10,000 km with an Electric Bike

Cycling 10,000 km with an Electric Bike in Canada

It took me over two years to complete this milestone of riding a BionX electric bike in the city of Montreal, Canada.

I purchased an electric bike at Velo Branché in May 2016 and surpassed the 10,000 km (6000 miles) in September 2018 by cycling mostly in Montreal, Canada.

While sharing my experience, here’s the typical question people ask me;

Average cycling distance per day?

This milestone of cycling 10,000 km with an electric bike was achieved by cycling an average of 25 km (16 miles) per day.

What average speed?

The average speed of 24 km/h (15 mph) cycling in a Canadian city

What’s the price per kilometer?

Considering the initial acquisition cost (3000$ CAD) and maintenance cost (1000$ CAD) required to be cycling with an electric bike for 10,000 km, every kilometer costed 0,04$ CAD.

 

Learn more about my experience riding an electric bike.

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