Mariam Labib from Markham, Ontario, told SwimSwam “I verbally committed to Bob Newcomb @ University of Massachusetts Amherst,” adding:
“I chose UMass because of their great academic and athletic program. The coaches and the swimmers were super welcoming and made me feel at home from the second I arrived. I am super excited to become a Minutewoman in the fall!! #UniteTheMasses”
Labib attends École Secondaire Catholique Renaissance, a French high school in Aurora, Ontario. She swims for the Markham Aquatic Club under Coach Kent Aitchison. After having two knee surgeries in 2015/2016, Labib made a comeback and narrowly missed qualifying for the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials in the 50 free by 0.04. She has Canadian Age Group National times in the SCM 50/100/200 freestyles, and a Senior National cut in the LCM 50 free.
Her times (converted to SCY) are:
- 50 LCM free: 27.08 (23.67)
- 50 SCM free: 26.55 (23.91)
- 100 SCM free: 57.47 (51.77)
- 200 SCM free: 2:04.62 (1:52.27)
Labib plans to pursue a double major in Biology and French, in hopes to become an optometrist.
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