Despite the weather, the 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship wrapped up on Sunday, February 10 at the CARI Complex. UPEI swimmers were among the top, breaking both UPEI and personal best records.
UPEI’s Zachary Laustsen placed fourth in the 50m butterfly, and fifth in the 100m butterfly. Emma MacKay finished eighth in the 100m freestyle, the women’s 400m medley relay team came in fourth, and Genevieve Cormier broke UPEI’s 200m backstroke record. Rooske Wagemakers also set UPEI records in all of her events.
The women’s swim team finished in fifth place overall, while the men finished in sixth place. Gold medal finishes were awarded to Dalhousie University for both women’s and men’s teams.
The UPEI synchro team competed at the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League (CUSSL) this past weekend in London, Ontario and took home silver and bronze medals. Bridget Carter and Katie Carter took home the silver medal in the duet competition, while teammate and coach Ally Merrill and partner Brit Grant took home the bronze. In addition, Grant followed up her duet performance with a silver medal solo performance. The team also took home the bronze medal in the synchro team competition finals. UPEI synchro was awarded the Gerry Dubrule Trophy for the overall university champion, granted to a team with the highest point total in the competition.
UPEI congratulates all swimmers on an outstanding weekend showing.