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Author: Colleen Nesbitt

Colleen is from Alberta, Canada and is currently completing her Masters of Science at the University of Calgary. She competed as a swimmer for University of British Columbia, but has since switched to rowing. She now rows for Team Canada.

Teenage swimmer Kayla Sanchez is one to watch going into Tokyo 2020

Kayla Sanchez, the 17-year old from Ontario, is on fire. This week at the Swimming England Winter Championships in Sheffield, Sanchez broke three Canadian Senior Short Course records. On her way to winning the event, Sanchez clocked a 51.45 in the 100m freestyle, beating Great Britain’s Anna Hopkin and Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who held the […]

Ledecky named 2018 Female World Swimmer of the Year

Photo by Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports This is the fifth time Katie Ledecky has won Female World Swimmer of the Year and sixth time she has won the American Swimmer of the Year honour. These are both record numbers of times for any swimmer. This year, Ledecky’s highlight moment did not happen at the Pan […]

UBC wins 10th consecutive Canada West banner

Photo courtesy of UBC Swimming Instagram page. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is remarkable for its ability to consistently bring swimmers prepared for battle at championship time. They repeated this feat by capturing both the women’s and men’s Canadian Western Championship banners at this year’s championships hosted in Calgary. This was the sixth consecutive […]

UBC Rowing wins women’s and men’s overall points titles at Canadian University Championships

The UBC women’s team hold the championship banner with Coach Craig Pond. Photo by Stephen Leithwood/Brock Badgers. The University of British Columbia (UBC) made history at this year’s Canadian University (CUs) Rowing Championships, winning both the women’s and men’s overall points banners. Brock University held the regatta for the first time, and racing was held […]

Ledecky named USA Swimmer of the Year for fifth time

Photo courtesy of TYR.com.   Phenomenon Katie Ledecky has been named the USA Swimmer of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. The award is voted on by the USA Swimming House of Delegates and is presented at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. Ledecky had won the award from 2013 to 2016, before her four-year […]