Interview with Danielle Merasty

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Title

Interview with Danielle Merasty

Description

Danielle Merasty participated in the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Charlottetown, PEI as a swimmer for Team New Brunswick. This interview covers her memories of those Games including relationships with her coaches, teammates, family and friends. Danielle also shares her journey into adulthood, and both the mental and physical struggles that came with phasing out of competitive swimming.

Subject

Friendships at the Canada Games
Athlete Mentality in Competitions
Indigenous/First Nations relations
Mental Health

Date

2020-08-17

Format

video

Language

English

Identifier

CGOH-001

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Merasty, Danielle

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada), and Grimsby (Ontario, Canada).

Temporal Coverage

2009

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- PEI -- Charlottetown
Canada -- New Brunswick -- Fredericton

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

01:02:55

Interview Keyword

Swimming
Team New Brunswick
Athletes
Friends
Competition
Sport
School
Coaches


Citation

“Interview with Danielle Merasty,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed August 10, 2022, http://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/38.