Welsh family, friends head to London to cheer for Valérie

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Photo: France Thibault

The Welsh family gathered at Christmas to start cheering for Valérie. (from left to right) Valérie's younger brother Jean-Philippe, mother France Thibault, father Mario Welsh, grandparents Huguette and Roland Thibault, Valérie, at the center holding the Olympic flag, older brother Maxime, boyfriend Vincent Coulombe and Valérie's dog, Salsa.

Valérie Welsh is a synchro girl. A synchronized swimmer, that is. Ever since she was eight years old, Val, as her mother calls her, has loved to swim.