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Year in Sports: Pandemic brings twin volleyball standouts back to their home in Tsawwassen

McNamaras left their training base in Toronto to spend some valuable time with family at their Tsawwassen home
Tsawwassen's Megan and Nicole McNamara are hoping to be back on the World Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in 2021

What the spring pandemic lockdown did do was provide an unplanned trip home for beach volleyball standouts Megan and Nicole McNamara.

The 23-year-old twins from Tsawwassen now spend most of their time in Toronto where they work out at Volleyball Canada’s national beach volleyball training centre. The UCLA grads were getting set for their first full season on the FIVB Pro Tour in March when the lockdown sent them back to their hometown for an extended stay.

“We were so grateful for that time,” reflected Nicole. “It was so nice to catch my breath and be with my family. It still feels like home and there is a sense of comfort to be back there.”

 “At the end of the day, it wasn’t the worst timing for us and was a total blessing in disguise. We haven’t had a chance to spend that much time at home, with our parents, our dog and our grandparents too,” added Megan.

The McNamaras did make it to a tournament in the Netherlands in September and are now back in Toronto training again and awaiting word on what the FIVB 2021 World Tour will look like.