We are family As Olivvya Chow reflects on her time as a Marauder, she leaves a lasting legacy for a program that is often more like a family than a sports team
Mar08

We are family As Olivvya Chow reflects on her time as a Marauder, she leaves a lasting legacy for a program that is often more like a family than a sports team

After five years spearheading the McMaster swimming team, Olivvya Chow has swum her last collegiate competition for the McMaster Marauders. Initially coming to Mac from thousands of kilometres away, Chow quickly felt like she belonged on campus. “I’m from British Columbia and if you’re in a sport, there are only two or three schools out there so you have to look at other universities,” said Chow. “I came here for a recruiting trip and...

Falling back in love with swimming OUA Rookie of the Year Isabelle Lei reflects on her first year as a Marauder
Mar01

Falling back in love with swimming OUA Rookie of the Year Isabelle Lei reflects on her first year as a Marauder

Coming into her rookie season on the McMaster swimming team, Isabelle Lei had few expectations as to what the year would hold. The British Columbia native was one of many in Mac’s large 2017 recruiting class, and has managed to make a name for herself across Ontario. The height of her success this year is something she did not see herself accomplishing just one year earlier. In her final year of high school, Lei found herself no...

Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships
Feb15

Making a splash Provincial competition goes swimmingly for the McMaster’ women’s swimming team as they bring home team bronze at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championships

Setting records and winning medals, the women of the McMaster swimming team led the Marauders in a successful weekend at the Ontario University Athletics Swimming Championships in London, Ontario. The women finished the three-day event with a bronze medal effort and a total of 17 U Sports qualifications for the team as a whole. First-year Isabelle Lei was awarded OUA Rookie of the Year, winning gold in the 200m freestyle event and...

Maroon under water The McMaster swimming team prepare for the 2018 OUA Championships with three meets in six days
Jan26

Maroon under water The McMaster swimming team prepare for the 2018 OUA Championships with three meets in six days

Following a successful training camp in Florida over the winter break, the McMaster University swimming team is back in action. After having the opportunity to bask in some much needed sun during outdoor training, the Marauders returned north of the border to prepare for the upcoming Ontario University Athletic swimming championship on Feb. 8. For head coach and McMaster Hall of Fame swimmer Grey Fairley, Marauder pride runs deep...

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community
Apr06

More than just student-athletes With the school year winding down, three Marauders are using their platforms as student-athletes to make a positive impact in their community

For swimmer and fourth-year biology student Victoria Giglio, staying busy is just a way of life. “I find that by keeping busy and doing multiple things, it helps me take a break from a previous task, said Giglio. “If I am feeling overwhelmed, it allows me return to something with a better mindset.” The coach of the Dundas Seahawks Special Olympics swim team, a Mac Athletes Care executive and a Physical Activity Centre for Excellence...

Mac’s Olivvya Chow leaves her mark at 2017 OUA championships The fourth-year swimmer claimed six medals at the provincial championship
Feb17

Mac’s Olivvya Chow leaves her mark at 2017 OUA championships The fourth-year swimmer claimed six medals at the provincial championship

By: Eamon Hillis After three long days of competition at the University of Toronto, fourth-year swimmer Olivvya Chow walked away from the pool with six Ontario University Athletic championship medals. This remarkable performance put Chow in the discussion for 2017 OUA Swimmer of the Year, and cemented her place as one of the elite backstroke specialists in the country. Her OUA medal total includes gold in the 50m breaststroke with a...