Closer than teammates

Whatever choices third year Dalhousie University swimmer Julia Sarty made to further her swimming career, her younger sister Isabel had to follow exactly the same way. The sisters are separated by two years and both started recreational swimming when they were six; when Julia decided to do more competitive swimming at age 11, Isabel wanted…

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Fresh start in the water

Noah Mascoll-Gomes is already an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) mainstay. He not only swam for the Mount Allison University Mounties for two years but captured conference freestyle wins in both 2019 and 2020. Joining Dal in time for the 2021-2022 season, he used the COVID-19 break to train and reflect, as there was no season.  

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Road to Quebec

It has been almost two years since Dalhousie University swimmer Christian Payne last competed at the U Sports championship. He has won multiple Atlantic University Sport (AUS) honours in his time with the Tigers swimming team and, in the 2019-2020 season, went to the U Sports championships to chase a national medal.  

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Swimming against the tide

It’s been nearly nine months since the Dalhousie University Tigers swimming team wrapped up their 2019-2020 season at the U Sports Championships. They finished just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Swimmers felt the pandemic’s effects in the off-season though as pools nationwide closed.

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From shutdown to action

Aug. 17. This date marked the beginning of phase three in Dalhousie University’s reopening plan for its athletic facilities. The Dalplex’s pool, basketball court and volleyball court reopened. This is in addition to facilities like the fitness hall, which reopened on Aug. 4.

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A record year

In this image: Isabel Sarty right after winning the 100m freestyle.

The accomplishments are piling up for third-year swimmer Isabel Sarty. She joined the Dalhousie University Tigers women’s swimming team in 2017.

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Changing tides

In this image: Swimmers dive into the Dalplex pool during an invitational.

For 21 years, the Dalhousie University Tigers men’s swimming team has won every AUS championship. But their time is coming to an end.

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Dal athletes’ superstitions

Wayne Gretzky would put baby powder on his stick before games and Serena Williams wears the same pair of unwashed socks throughout a tournament.   Even university athletes have their own superstition. Here are a few examples.   Mieke DuMont  Women’s volleyball   DuMont is a fifth-year player on the women’s volleyball team. She was tied for the AUS…

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