Roger Boucher – Athlete

Prince Albert was put on the Swimming map across the province and across the country by Roger Boucher who excelled in breast stroke, establishing many local records. An illustrious career in the pool made Roger an elite coach for the Sharks Swim Club.

Roger Boucher first entered the water in 1986 as a member of the Sprite Swim Club. Within two years Boucher was winning medals at meets and he would explode onto the provincial scene.

In 1995 Roger swam a perfect meet going 6 for 6, qualifying for the Junior Nationals. At the 1998 Chinook Swim Meet in Calgary, Boucher broke 5 Sharks Club records and won the 200m breast stroke.1999 saw Roger win the Speedo Athlete merit Award and break provincial records in the 100m and 200m breast stroke. In 2000 he became the first member of the Sharks Club to attend the Canadian Olympic Time Trials, establishing a new personal best. He then joined the University of Calgary Dinos Swim Team. At the CIS Championships in 2002 Boucher won a bronze medal in the 100m breast stroke establishing a new Saskatchewan provincial record.

Boucher also excelled in water polo as a member of the Bantam Provincial A team in 1996 and as a member of the Sask Elite team in 1998.

After his competitive career came to a conclusion, Roger Boucher became the Head Coach of the Prince Albert Sharks Swim Club.