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Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week
Feb14

Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week

Photo C/O Grant Holt U Sports Swimming Championships The McMaster swimming team will be heading to the University of British Columbia for the U Sports Swimming Championships on Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23. After competing at the Ontario University Athletic Championships this past weekend, the women’s team finished with 545 points as a group, beating out Western University for second place for the first time since 2007....

Anticipation mounts as Mac swim rounds the corner to OUAs Anticipation mounts for the Marauders swimming team during the finals days of preparation for the OUA Championships
Feb01

Anticipation mounts as Mac swim rounds the corner to OUAs Anticipation mounts for the Marauders swimming team during the finals days of preparation for the OUA Championships

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Coby Zucker The swimming season is a short one punctuated by smaller meets, split in half by the Divisional Championships and capped off with the climactic Ontario University Athletics Championships. For the team, the OUAs give the opportunity to show the improvements made across the season, and encourage their teammates in an event packed with some of the best swimmers from across Ontario....

Catching up with OUA swimming Rookie of the Year After winning 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year, Mac’s Isabelle Lei discusses her second year as a Marauder and living up to expectations
Jan31

Catching up with OUA swimming Rookie of the Year After winning 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year, Mac’s Isabelle Lei discusses her second year as a Marauder and living up to expectations

Photos C/O Kyle West What year and program are you in? Isabelle: Second year, health sciences. Tell us, what made you decide to come to Mac? I: Planning for university in Grade 11, I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to swim. So my initial interest in McMaster was because of the health sciences program, and it’s unique approach to interdisciplinary studies. However, as Grade 12 approached and started, I knew that I would miss the...

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...