Swimming (M) news
McGill University swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., is the Quebec University male athlete of the week for the period ending Feb. 21, 2010.
Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., and Caroline Hill of Dorval Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 21, 2010.
Steven Bielby, a 20-year-old McGill engineering sophomore from Pointe Claire, Que., won one gold, a silver and a pair of bronze medals at the CIS swim championships over the weekend, a three-day meet held at U of T's Varsity Pool. He now owns four CIS gold medals over his two years at McGill, tying the school career record held by current teammate Francois Castonguay.
McGill sophomore Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., won bronze in the 400-metre freestyle on Day 2 of the CIS swimming championships hosted by the University of Toronto, Friday.
Steven Bielby, a McGill engineering sophomore from Pointe Claire, Que., won a silver medal on the opening day of the 2010 CIS swim championships, at U of T's Varsity Pool, Thursday.
A dozen McGill swimmers are headed to Toronto this week when the nation's top varsity swimmers get together for the 2010 CIS championship meet, hosted by the University of Toronto, Feb. 18-20. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday with preliminaries starting at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. every day.
Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., won one gold, three silvers and a bronze medal as the McGill swim team finished third of four schools at the Quebec university championship meet over the weekend. Freshman Myriam Donato, also from Pointe Claire, was McGill's top performer on the women's side, winning three silvers and a pair of bronze medals.
Seven varsity sports teams from McGill University will be active over the holiday break.
McGill swimmer Steven Bielby of Pointe Claire, Que., hauled in four awards totaling $4,000 and the hockey Martlets were named Quebec women's team of the year at the 24th annual Quebec Foundation for University Athletics gala, held at the Mortagne hotel in Boucherville, Tuesday. McGill ranked third among all institutions with a combined 11 bursary recipients for $25,500.
McGill sophomore Valerie Grand'Maison from Town of Montreal, Que., swam an unofficial world record time in the S13 division for the visually impaired at a Canada Cup Grand Prix, one of the premiere swim meets in the country, hosted by the Etobicoke Swim Club, Nov. 27-29.
McGill swimmers Jason Boivin and Myriam Donato, both from Pointe Claire, Que., each qualified for the CIS championships with strong performances at the AUS Invitational over the weekend. The Redmen, who finished second of six teams, won one gold, four silvers and four bronze medals. The Martlets placed third in the women's side, winning one gold, four silvers and a pair of bronzes.
Steven Bielby and Myriam Donato, a couple of Pointe Claire, Que., natives, played key roles as the McGill swim team kicked off its 100th season with second-place finishes in both the men's and women's divisions at the first Quebec University Cup swim meet of the season, held in Sherbrooke, Friday.
Peter Carpenter, who has guided the Pointe Claire swim club to seven national titles in various age categories since 2005, has accepted a new posting as aquatics manager and head coach of the McGill University swim team, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009-10.
Members of the McGill varsity swim team should note the following start-up information with regards to the 2009-10 season:
Canada ended the World University FISU Games in Belgrade with 15 medals, one fewer than the 2007 Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2009 tally includes a pair of gold, seven silver and six bronze. “I think we had a very successful Games,” said Canadian chef de mission Drew Love from McGill University. “Fifteen medals is a solid result for us.”