Canadian Universities; OUA, RSEQ and AUS Championship Weekend

by SwimSwam Staff 1

February 11th, 2013 Canada, College, International, News

In advance of the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Swimming Championships the Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Quebec Student Sport Federation (RSEQ) and Atlantic University Sport (AUS) all held there championship meets over the past weekend.

With Canada West University Championships being held on January 25-27th, all four Canadian University Athletic Associations have held their championships.

Leading into the weekend the CIS rankings on the men’s side had the University of Toronto first followed by the University of Calgary and UBC. On the women’s side UBC topped the rankings followed by Calgary and Toronto.

After this weekends competition it is safe to say that those rankings will not change.

The CIS Championships will be held on February 21-23rd in Calgary, Alberta.

OUA Championships

At the OUA Championships in Toronto the hometown University of Toronto Varsity Blues won their tenth straight OUA men’s title, while the University of Western Ontario Mustangs won their fifth straight OUA women’s title.

In total there were 18 OUA records set at the meet.

Men’s Team Scores:

1. Toronto – 891
2. McMaster – 722
3. Western – 645

Men’s Individual Awards:

Swimmer of the year: Zack Chetrat, Toronto

Rookie of the year:  Evan Van Moerkerke, Guelph

Coach of the year:  Byron MacDonald & Linda Kiefer, Toronto

2013 Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Awards for Individual Medley Excellence: Jeremie Holdom, Toronto

Women’s Team Scores:

1. Western – 876.5
2. Toronto – 762
3. McMaster – 682.5

Swimmer of the year:  Alisha Harricharan, Guelph

Rookie of the year: Emma Sproule, Western

Coach of the year:  Paul Midgley & Ken Fitzpatrick, Western

Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Awards for Individual Medley Excellence: Vanessa Treasure, Toronto

Full Results

RSEQ Championships

At the RSEQ Championships in Laval the host school, the University of Laval took their sixth straight men’s title, but the University of Montreal prevented them from winning their eighth straight combined team title.

Montreal took both the women’s and combined titles.

McGill rookie Katie Caldwell set the only two RSEQ records at the meet swimming a time of 2:11.20 in the 200 IM and 4:37.01 in the 400 IM.

Combined Team Scores:

University of Montreal – 435.55

University of Laval – 353.1

McGill University – 314.15

Men’s Team Scores:

University of Laval – 239.45

University of Montreal – 209.5

McGill University – 146.05

Men’s Individual Awards:

Athlete of the Year – Steven Bielby, McGill

Rookie of the Year – Chris Bezeau, Montreal

Coach of the Year – Nicholas Perron, Laval

Women’s Team Scores:

University of Montreal – 226.05

McGill University – 162.7

University of Laval – 113.65

Women’s Individual Awards:

Athlete of the Year – Katie Caldwell, McGill

Rookie of the Year – Katie Caldwell, McGill

Coach of the Year – Pierre Lamy, University of Montreal

Full Results

AUS Championships

The AUS Championships held in Charlottetown were not a contest with the Dalhousie University Tigers dominating their competition winning the men’s, women’s and combined titles by huge margins.

Men’s Team Scores:

Dalhousie University – 389.5

Acadia University – 188

University of New Brunswick – 105

Women’s Team Scores:

Dalhousie University – 557

University of New Brunswick – 189

Acadia University – 123

Combined Team Scores:

Dalhousie University – 946.5

Acadia University – 311

University of New Brunswick – 294

Full Results


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This two week difference between conference and CIS championships must make it really difficult for these teams to structure their taper. I’m surprised that these conferences haven’t put their championships the same weekend as CanWest to try to level the playing field with the dominant Canada West.

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