FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002
Trent Swim Team Member Breaks Divisional Record
Trent University swim team member Alex Babaris, a third-year history student, broke the OUA (Ontario University Athletics) divisional record for the 50 m. butterfly at a November 23rd championship meet at the University of Guelph.
Mr. Babaris also qualified for the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) competition, which will take place in February, and met the Canadian National time standards. This means he is eligible to compete at the Canadian Nationals and at World Cup races.
"The Trent swim team is having an excellent season," says Coach Sean Dwyer, who has coached the Trent teams for four years. A local kinesiologist, he also coaches the Trent swim club and has coached the master’s swim team at the Peterborough YMCA.
At the November 23rd OUA divisional meet, Trent swim team member Scott Adams also did well. He placed second in the 50 m. breast stroke, and qualified for the CIS competition in February.
Two additional members of the men’s swim team are within half a second of making the CIS qualifications. Mr. Dwyer hopes to see all four men compete at the national university level, both in individual races and in a relay event.
The 2002/03 men’s swim team comprises nine men, and the women’s team involves 18 members. At the November 23rd meet in Guelph, women’s team member Kate Armitage was the top performer. She has been part of the women’s team for four years.
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