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Andrew Craven

SWIMSWAM named Maggie as the Swimmer of the Meet at the recently concluded Women's Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read the analysis here

Andrew Craven

Read the March 17 London Free Press story here

Andrew Craven

The Hometown Heroes 2021 Program recognizes Swim Ontario members who have contributed to their community in a fundamental way during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Friday, Swim Ontario will share and celebrate, through social media channels, Swim Ontario Hometown Heroes 2021. Each Hero will receive a certificate signed by Dean Boles CEO of Swim Ontario and Anne Bell President Swim Ontario. CONGRATULATIONS Ian on being the first individual recognized by Swim Ontario in their Home Town Heroes campaign. Here's the link to the Instagram announcement of Ian's well-deserved honour.

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For the 2nd year in a row, on the strength of 3 individual event victories and 3 medal-winning relay lead-offs, Maggie MacNeil was named Swimmer of the Year at the conclusion of the BIG10 Championships at the University of Minnesota. Read the full SWIMSWAM story here https://swimswam.com/michigans-maggie-macneil-wins-bigten-swimmer-of-the-meet-for-2nd-straight-year/ On Friday Maggie also received birthday wishes from famous U.S. food television star Martha Stewart. Read the story here https://swimswam.com/michigan-women-get-surprise-pep-talk-from-martha-stewart/

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Former London Y Aquatic Club (LYAC) Head Coach (1975-76) Harry Gallagher passed away peacefully in his native Australia on January 28 aged 96. "Mr.Gallagher", as he was known to his swimmers, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1984, largely for his contribution to Australian swimming, having coached swimmers to multiple Olympic medals, including 9 gold, at 3 different Olympic Games starting in 1956. Perhaps Gallagher's most famous disciple was Dawn Fraser, who won Olympic gold in the 100 freestyle at 3 different Games and 8 medals...

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BY JAMES SUTHERLAND - SWIMSWAM contributor - January 22nd, 2021 Swimming Canada announced the nomination of six swimmers to its 2021 Olympic team on Friday, along with a shift in both the dates and format of the upcoming Olympic Trials. The Trials will now move to May 24-28, and an invitational meet will follow June 21-23, with Olympic nominations to be made after both events. SIX SWIMMERS NOMINATED TO OLYMPIC TEAM Individual 2019 World Championship medalists Kylie Masse, Maggie MacNeil and Sydney Pickrem have been nominated by Swimming Canada to...

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ciaran Buyse, Jacquie Chambers, Ahmed El Tatawy, Baris Kartoglu, Esther Lu, Niamh O'Leary and Jacob Seddon, who have been identified by Swim Ontario as potential Team Ontario members for the 2022 Canada Games, slated to take place in St.Catherines, Ontario. The top 100 girls (born in 2006 or later) and 100 boys (born in 2005 or later) from across Ontario have been identified, based on their best long course performance from the 2019-20 swim year. Way to go swimmers, a goal to shoot for, the Canada Games is...

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Swim Ontario is pleased to announce that the successful recipients of the 2021 Post-Secondary Performance Scholarship are Maksym Klakov and Carter Buck. Both athletes plan on attending the University of Toronto and compete as Varsity Blues, a program that has seen great varsity swimming success under the direction of long-time coaches Byron MacDonald and Linda Kiefer. “These two young men are the cream of the crop in Ontario and we are quite pleased to add them to our roster for next fall,” said Varsity Blues Head Coach Byron MacDonald. Both...