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Oral Histroy

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Nom de l'objet : Oral Histroy
Catégorie de l'objet : Documentary artifact
Matériaux : Digital Video File.
Numéro d'accession : 2019.12.06
Date de début de production : 2019-03-03
Date de fin de production : 2019-03-03
Description : 26 minutes and 07 seconds of colour digital video footage with audio. Recording is of Bruce Rainnie interviewing Hall of Famer Andrew Haley for the Legends of the Hall television program on Eastlink TV. .mp4 file, 1.96 gb.
Commentaires : 029030319Legends of the Hall: Andrew Haley00:00 03:00 - Bruce welcoming swimmer Andrew Haley. Andrews story starts when he was 6 in North Sydney, playing downstairs with his brother, he fell, something was seriously wrong, he went to the hospital and two days later they diagnosed him with bone cancer, and he lost part of his leg. He was given a 35% chance to live but beat that. Andrew talks about having one chemo treatment left on his leg and then the doctors told him it had gone to his lungs. Andrew talks about remembering bits and pieces of it because he was so young.03:00 03:50 - Andrew talks about getting a prosthetic leg pretty much right away. Andrew says, Onward and upward. Andrew says he had a lot of support and saying he wasnt going to let it define him.03:50 -05:00 - Bruce asks about his first memories of swimming. Andrew says it was a bit of a failure, he talks about being very self-conscious, but talking about being a different person at the pool because he did not wear his prosthetic leg there. Andrew talks about disabled sport in Nova Scotia at the time being very new.05:00 - 06:35 - Bruce asks who key people were for Andrew back then in terms of training. Andrew talks about talks in the locker room about glasses being half full, they would tell him not to think about his leg and to just get in there (the pool) and get it done. Andrew talks about coaches who had a big impact on his career. Andrew talks about people who would be mean to him because of his leg.06:35 - 07:40 - Bruce asks when Andrew realized he was going to be really good at swimming. Andrew talks about when he finally broke through to a faster time, and when he won 3 bronze medals at nationals. He talks about there only being three people in the race but when he saw other people with disabilities, he thought he belonged here.07:40 -09:00 - Bruce asked, at the peak of his training what a typical day would be like. Andrew talks about it would have been when he was in Calgary training full time and having 2 workouts a day 3 times a week and then one work out in alternating three days, with one day off. Doing swimming, cardio, weights and then massages/recovery later.09:00 - Break - On Screen: During his career, Andrew set 9 Canadian Paralympic swimming records. He also set the world record in the 100m butterfly at the 2002 World Championships.09:30 - 11:20 - Bruce asks about which international success he realized that he was one of the best in the world. Andrew talks about the Olympics in 1992, he says he was going in 10th, qualified 2nd going into finals and he won the bronze medal. He talks about that being the first time the world noticed him. He talks about medaling at all the major competitions for the next ten years.11:20 - 13:15 - Bruce asks what kind of competitor he was. Andrew says he was probably edgy; he says he just got in there and did the work. He talks about not liking to lose.13:15 - 14:25 - Bruce asks how much better a gold medal feels than a bronze medal.  Talks about getting the word Finally engraved on the back of his medal and saying it was phenomenal. Talking about standing on the top of the podium and hearing his national anthem and how special that was.14:25 - Video of Andrew swimming the third leg of a relay. Andrew touches in the silver medal position and their anchor proceeds to gold. Andrew talks about the feeling of winning as a team.16:05 - 18:15 - Bruce asks if butterfly was Andrews specialty. Andrew talks about how it got to be, after swimming it at certain number of races. Bruce asks when he was at his best if there was a feeling of invincibility. Andrew talks about everyday giving his best, and he always wanted to feel 110% confident when he was on the block and about doing everything, he could to be prepared for that.18:15 - Break - On Screen - Andrew has a Masters degree in Sport Administration from the University of Ottawa.18:45 - 19:45 - Bruce asks how tough it is to retire. Andrew talks about not totally seeing it coming, at the Paralympic trials in 2008, he had qualified for Beijing and he thought that he may make finals but he didnt think he was going to medal, he talks about getting married that year and he was at peace with it. He talks about still loving it.19:45 - 21:20 - Bruce asks if Andrew has any regrets. Andrew says he doesnt. He says he was proud of his accomplishments, and he did everything he wanted to do. He talks about he still swims when he can, he still loves the water. Andrew talks about his daughter calling him a champion.21:20 - 23:00 - Bruce asks whats the biggest part of his story that a kid could relate to. Andrew says its just to persevere, he says when you get knocked down to just see your way through it and talking about us all having greatness inside of us. Andrew talks about the best piece of advice hes ever received being be yourself, dont sweat the small stuff, and accept who you are.23:00 - End - Bruce and Andrew talk about how he also lost part of his lung and did his whole career like that. Bruce asks where Andrew is now. Andrew talks about hes working with the Lacrosse team and living back in Nova Scotia after working with the Blue Jays. Closing remarks.  
Fonctions : Broadcast on Eastlink TV on March 3rd 2019. 
Établissement : Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Facebook-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Twitter-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  YouTube-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Ville de l'établissement : Halifax
Province de l'établissement : Nova Scotia

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