Mayor Anthony Housefather competing in the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem this week, swimming in the 200M Freestyle

Mayor Anthony Housefather competing in the Maccabiah Games in Natanya, Israel, this week, swimming here in the 200 meter Freestyle

Cote Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather has been competing for the Canadian team this week in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Maccabiah (Hebrew: מַכַּבִּיָּה‎) is an international Jewish athletic event, held in Israel every four years. Maccabiah is open to Jewish athletes as well as Israeli athletes regardless of religion. Arab Israelis have also competed in it.

So far, Housefather has won three medals. He finished third in 200 meter Freestyle , second in the 100 meter Fly and his relay team finished third.

Housefather races again today in the 400 meter Freestyle, the 50 meter Fly, another Relay and the 50 meter Back.

He ends off the competition on Sunday with an open water swim.

One of the many messages of encouragement to the mayor was from CSL Recreation veteran Harold Cammy: “On your last day of competition just remember these words I once heard from a wise man, “‘Don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. Just believe you have to be better than you thought you could ever be.”‘

Good luck Anthony! Cote Saint-Luc is cheering for you! B’Hatzlacha!

Mayor Anthony Housefather

Mayor Anthony Housefather

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