HALIFAX, NS -- The McGill swim team has gotten off to a great start after the preliminaries at the two-day AUS intercollegiate meet in Halifax, Saturday. Seven members of the team have surpassed the qualifying standard for the CIS championships in February, with many others right on the doorstep heading into the finals tonight.
Peter Carpenter, head coach of the McGill swim team and McGill graduate Mike Babcock, bench boss of the Detroit Red Wings, are among 43 individuals who have been selected to receive a 2010 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award, given annually to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships and/or the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Oubliez le stéréotype du nageur format géant: Steven Bielby ne mesure que 5'8'', mais il compense largement par sa compétitivité. Étudiant de troisième année en génie électrique, il a récolté sept médailles, dont quatre d'or, en deux participations aux Championnats universitaires canadiens.
Four McGill teams are among the CIS national Top 10 national rankings this week. The University's undefeated women's and men's hockey teams remain ranked at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Two new kids have moved on the block, with the Redmen swim team and the Martlet volleyball squad both earning a ninth-place spot in their respective sports.
Motivated by the plight of one of their own, the McGill swim team is raising money for breast cancer research.
Valerie Grand'Maison of Fleurimont, Que., won gold, silver and bronze medals as McGill placed third of five teams in women's division of the first Quebec Cup swim meet of the season, Friday. On the men's side, Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., scored three silvers as the Redmen also finished third.