Swimming swell

By Karoline Czerski

Not all swim competitions are meant to be won. Last weekend’s College’s Cup at the University of British Columbia was a training meet for the University of Calgary swim team, who swam without the "fastskin" race suits worn by other teams, and placed third and fifth overall, women and men respectively. "We wanted to see… Continue reading Swimming swell

Surface tension

By Karoline Czerski

From above, swimmers glide effortlessly through the water, coaches casually stroll the deck and a quiet surface tranquility surrounds the University of Calgary pool. From beneath, strokes are focused, driven and exceedingly challenging. An Olympic year has surfaced and its imminence radiates an energy felt by all members of the U of C swim team.… Continue reading Surface tension

CIS swim season all dried up

By Kevin Rothbauer

The top two finishes at last weekend’s CIS Swimming Championships look the same for both the women and the men: British Columbia first, Calgary second. Though the Dinos beat both Thunderbirds teams at the Canada West Championships, they came up a little short at CIs.The women finished a mere 50 points behind UBS’s 666.5 score,… Continue reading CIS swim season all dried up

Swimmers hope to stay afloat

By James Keller

With the Dinos’ second place finish in last year’s varsity swimming season, 12 years of swimming behind her and Olympic trials on the horizon, by some standards, third-year Dinos swimmer Emma Spooner is still a rookie.“I guess in the scheme of things, it’s not that long,” Spooner says about starting the sport when she was… Continue reading Swimmers hope to stay afloat