University of Toronto Signs 13 Swimmers For 2016-17 Season

The University of Toronto has signed four boys and nine girls to complete a 13-strong freshman class for the 2016-17 season.

With five graduating from the women’s team including Paige Schultz and Bridget Coley, the Varsity Blues needed to rebuild.

The defending men’s and women’s CIS Champions will be joined by the following 13 swimmers in September:

MEN

MATTHEW MAC

  • Current club: Oakville Aquatic Club
  • Stroke: Backstroke/freestyle/butterfly
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 52.45/52.60
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 1:49.55/1:55.13
  • 100m backstroke SCM/LCM 54.92/57.11
  • 200m backstroke SCM/LCM 1:58.25/2:02.81
  • 100m butterfly SCM/LCM 55.60/55.95
  • 200m butterfly SCM/LCM 2:03.56/2:05.39

Matthew Mac is a member of the 2016 Canadian Junior Pan Pac team.

IAN MACKINNON

  • Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club (Hamilton, Ont.)
  • Stroke: Freestyle
  • 50m freestyle SCM/LCM 23.50/23.90
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 50.48/52.25
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 1:49.49/1:52.87

Ian MacKinnion will compete for Canada at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

JOE ATKINSON

  • North York Aquatic Club
  • Stroke: freestyle
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 51.85/52.53
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 1:54.75/1:55.20
  • 400m freestyle SCM/LCM 4:05.87/4:08.52
  • 1500m freestyle SCM/LCM 16:01.26/16:10.78

WILL MORLEY

  • Toronto Swim Club
  • Stroke: distance free/IM
  • 400m freestyle SCM/LCM 4:00.52/4:07.01
  • 1500m freestyle SCM/LCM 15:55.65/16:21.27
  • 200m IM SCM/LCM 2:04.92/2:09.65
  • 400m IM SCM/LCM 4:25.65/4:34.23

WOMEN

SOPHIA SAROUKIAN

  • Edmonton Kyano Swim Club
  • Stroke: freestyle
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 2:01.89/2:03.61
  • 400m freestyle SCM/LCM 4:13.65/ 4:14.99
  • 800m freestyle SCM/LCM 8:42.39/8:44.87

Sophia Saroukian swam for Canada at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

RACHEL RODE

  • Windsor Essex Swim Team
  • Stroke: backstroke/freestyle
  • 50m freestyle SCM/LCM 25.70/26.73
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 56.37/58.82
  • 50m backstroke SCM/LCM 28.49/29.39
  • 100m backstroke SCM/LCM 1:01.23/1:04.80

Rode hails from the same club as University of Toronto swimmer and Canadian record holder Kylie Masse.

SAMANTHA KACZOR

  • Newmarket Stingrays
  • Stroke: backstroke
  • 50m backstroke SCM/LCM 29.11/30.72
  • 100m backstroke SCM/LCM 1:01.29/1:05.09
  • 200m backstroke SCM/LCM 2:13.94/2:21.41

HANNAH GENICH

  • Scarborough Swim Club
  • Stroke: backstroke/fly/IM
  • 100m backstroke SCM/LCM 1:01.48/1:04.44
  • 100m butterfly SCM/LCM 1:00.00/1:01.22
  • 200m IM SCM/LCM 2:15.42/2:20.69
  • 400m IM SCM/LCM 4:51.49/4:59.23

SARAH POLLEY

  • Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club
  • Stroke: freestyle
  • 50m freestyle SCM/LCM 25.98/26.77
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 56.16/57.54
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 2:03.20/2:05.87

JESSICA YU

  • Nepean Kanata Baraccudas
  • Stroke: sprint freestyle/butterfly
  • 50m freestyle SCM/LCM 26.65/27.15
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 56.95/58.72
  • 50m butterfly SCM/LCM 27.85/28.61
  • 100m butterfly SCM/LCM 1:02.05/1:02.98

SOPHIE DU PLESSIS 

  • Crimson Aquatics
  • Stroke: backstroke
  • 50m backstroke SCY/LCM 26.61/28.32
  • 100m backstroke SCY/LCM 57.03/1:04.98
  • 200m backstroke SCY/LCM 2:03.76/2:21.58

Sophia Du Plessis trains in the United States but has British citizenship.

LEA ZILA

  • Markham Aquatic Club
  • Stroke: breaststroke/IM
  • 50m breaststroke SCM/LCM 33.78/35.02
  • 100m breaststroke  SCM/LCM 1:11.95/1:17.23
  • 200m breaststroke SCM/LCM 2:39.81/2:47.00
  • 200m IM SCM/LCM 2:25.91/2:34.04
  • 400m IM SCM/LCM 5:09.73/5:37.02

OLIVIA SBARGALIA 

  • Island Swimming (Victoria, BC)
  • Stroke: freestyle
  • 50m freestyle SCM/LCM 25.88/26.82
  • 100m freestyle SCM/LCM 56.08/57.42
  • 200m freestyle SCM/LCM 1:59.58/2:04.30
  • 40om freestyle SCM/LCM 4:16.08/4:30.30

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