"Richard "Rick" Say" is a 3-time Olympic and National Record holding swimming (sport)/swimmer from Canada. Say swam as a child for the Salmon Arm Sockeye Swim Club with his two brothers and two sisters. At the age of 18, he began attending the University of Victoria and started to swim seriously. As of 2006, he swims full-time at the Pacific-Sport National Training Centre in Victoria.

Say has been a mainstay of the National Swim Team since 1998. His career to date includes 20 national titles and List of Canadian records in swimming/Canadian Records in 5 individual events (100 free, 200 free, 400 free (scm), 200 free and 400 free (lcm) – not to mention the vast number of national relay records he has been involved in. He has competed for Canada at three Olympic Games (Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics/2000, Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics/2004 and Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics/2008), reaching the finals of the 200 freestyle in 2000 and 2004. He has been to four World Championships (Swimming at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships/2001, Swimming at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships/2003, Swimming at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships/2005 and Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships/2007) where he was an integral part of Canada's relays which swam in the finals.

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That's what I want to invoke on them. This is bigger than them and it is sport and it's a chain of events and in 10 years someone else will be doing what you're doing at what are you leaving behind for them.

I wasn't disappointed at the time wishing that I didn't go, I wasn't 16 years old wishing I was there, because that wasn't in my head. But I understand what kids are getting out of being here. I think it's a great stepping stone.

My life is a lot better because of what they've done to translate the old system of funding to the new one. It is a lot better, but I'm always going to be asking for more just because there are many more avenues to be putting this money into for sure.