Posts Tagged ‘Swimming’

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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Past and present Dal students honoured at Top 15 dinner

Six members of Dalhousie University were recognized at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday night to honour the top 15 Nova Scotian athletes of all-time. “To see some of the folks honoured here tonight for their athletic accomplishments is wonderful for Dal, wonderful for Nova Scotia and certainly wonderful for our…

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Nearing the end of the race

Dalhousie Tigers’ fifth year swimmer, Gavin Dyke is entering the final lap of his university athletics career. Dyke has had quite the impressive swimming career at Dal and he’s been crucial to the success of the men’s swimming program. Some of his personal accomplishments as a Tiger include breaking a 24-year old record in the 200-metre…

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Growing the game

The Dalhousie Water Polo Association is trying to grow the game at Dalhousie University and throughout Nova Scotia. “We would really like to expand in that there is nobody for us to play in this province,” said the club’s President, Annie Chinneck. Dylan Samson who is a part of the club, said when he joined…

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Dalhousie athletics preview

Basketball The men’s basketball team are coming off an exciting season where they won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship for the third season in a row and won the bronze medal as hosts of the Final 8, which is the program’s first national championship medal. Gone are seniors Ritchie Kanza Mata, Kashrell Lawrence, Ryall…

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Dalplex Pool back in action

After nine months of ongoing repairs to fix leaks in the Dalplex pool, the repairs should be over soon. “Dalplex opened in 1979. It’s a great building, but it’s tired,” said Kathie Wheadon, director of facility and business services at Dalplex. “The pool really is one of our most used facilities, and it’s been quiet…

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Claire Yurkovich

Hometown: Edmonton, AB Major: Psychology, second year Proudest achievement to date: Probably making swimming through university. I qualified for Olympic trials and competed nationally for that. I’ve gone to Canadian nationals and last year I qualified for CIS. Next big thing she wants to achieve: Finishing off my degree. I’m hoping to go into education afterward. Just…

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Ann Johnsen

Hometown: Newmarket, ON Major: Biology with a minor in chemistry, third year. I’m also working toward my animal behaviour certificate Proudest achievement to date: I’m proud of my marks and how I study – I’m proud of liking school and excelling in it. I’m also proud to have made the swim team every year that I’ve come…

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Recruiting for the future

A strong Dalhousie swim team hopes to get even stronger in the years ahead. (Photo by Dustin Silvey)

The spectator’s cheers echo throughout the pool. A whistle tweets as bodies bound off of the starting block. The crisp, turquoise water is pushed to the side with each stroke made by the rippling muscles of the swimmers. The black and gold-capped swimmer takes off, leaving the rest behind in his wake. His hand stretches…

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The Ticker (for the week ending Feb. 23)

David Sharpe's performance provided a lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing weekend. (Photo by Martin Bazyl via the University of Toronto)

Track and Field – Women take title, men settle for second For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the AUS track and field championship did not result in a clean sweep for the Tigers. Although the women’s team retained their title (which has been in their possession since 1990), the men were overtaken by St.…

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