Report Card: Swimming

By Emily Senger


Men’s swim capatin Richard Cormack and women’s vetran swimmer Emma Spooner lead the Dinos to a second-place finish at Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships. Their leadership skills in the pool will be sorely missed. But with up-and-commers like the young Liz Hendrick, who won gold at nationals in breast-stroke, at just 18 years of age, the team can be optimistic for next year.


The swimmers work like no other team. Whether hitting the pool or the weight room, these players train and compete year-round. All of the players compete with the swim club even after the varsity season is over.


As a competative coach since 1982, Mike Bondal has coached longer than many of his swimmers have been alive. Bonadal has the experience to take his team to the top.


Always a bridesmade, never a bride, the Dinos finished second to long time rivals the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds for the seventh consecutive year on the men’s side and for the fourth consecutive year on the women’s side.

While number two is still a very respectable finsih, the Dinos swimmers have to be getting a little sick of consistancy in second best.

Though they may be number two in university sports, the Dinos are finishing off the summer swimming season by sending a full roster of five players to the World University Games, an international competition in Turkey in August.

Overall: B+

Singer/Band: 98Ëš. they try so hard but can never reach the number one spot occupied by the Backstreet Boys.

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