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Team Directory Quick Facts Founded: 1827 Enrollment: 63,109 (37,915 full-time) President: David Naylor Director of Athletics: Liz Hoffman Number of Intercollegiate Teams: 44 (26 sports) Conference Affiliation: Ontario University Athletics (OUA) National Affiliation: Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Venue: Varsity Centre (5,000) Colours: Navy Blue & White Mascot: True Blue

Team Directory Liz Hoffman

Director of Athletics

liz.hoffman@utoronto.ca

Byron MacDonald

Manager, Intercollegiate Sports

byron.macdonald@utoronto.ca

Mary Beth Challoner

Manager, Sports Information and Promotions

mb.challoner@utoronto.ca

Byron MacDonald

Swimming Head Coach

byron.macdonald@utoronto.ca

Linda Kiefer

Associate Swim Coach

linda.kiefer@utoronto.ca

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Schedule/Results Date

Opponent

Location

Time/Result

10/4/2009

Waterloo/ Guelph (Tri Meet)

University of Waterloo

M - 1st, W - 1st

10/16-17/2009 Downtown Sprint Meet

Varsity Pool - Athletic Centre

10/23/2009

University of Michigan (Dual Meet)

Ann Arbor, MI

M - 2nd, W - 2nd

10/30/2009

Columbia University (Dual Meet)

New York, NY

M - 1st, W - 2nd

11/13/2009

Western (Dual Meet)

University of Western Ontario M - 1st, W - 2nd

11/14-15/2009 Campbell Division Championships

University of Guelph

2nd

11/26/2009

Varsity Pool - Athletic Centre

M - 1st, W - 4th

University Cup

11/27-29/2009 Canada Cup

Etobicoke, Ont.

1/9/2010

Guelph (Dual Meet)

University of Guelph

M - 1st, W - 1st

1/10/2010

McMaster (Dual Meet)

Varsity Pool - Athletic Centre

M - 1st, W - 1st

1/16-17/2010 Ontario Cup

Varsity Pool - Athletic Centre

1/31/2010

International Invitational

Switzerland

2/5-7/2010

OUA Championships

Brock University

2/18-20/2010 CIS Championships

Varsity Pool - Athletic Centre

4/3/2010

Montreal, Que.

Swim Canada Nationals

M - 1st, W - 2nd

6:00 p.m.

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Men’s Roster

Name Event Serguei Bagrianski Fly/Free Taylor Bond Free Zack Chetrat Fly Cam Cummings IM/Back David Dorion Fly/Free Martyn Forde Sprint Free Luke Hall Free/Fly Steven Hibberd Free Steven Kalaba Breast Andrew Kennedy Fly/Back Troy MacDonald Fly Marco Monaco Breast/IM Colin Russell Free Curtis Samuel All Mike Smerek Fly George Soules Free Zach Summerhayes IM/Fly Andy Townsend Free/Fly

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Elig. Major 5 Engineering 1 Arts & Science 2 Psychology 4 Commerce 1 Life Sciences 5 Arts & Science 2 Geography 1 Life Science 2 History 3 Math 2 Economics 5 Canadian Studies 5 Arts & Science 2 FPEH 2 Life Sciences 2 Arts & Science 1 FPEH 1 Political Science

Yr. 5 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 5 5 2 2 2 1 1

Hometown Richmond Hill, Ont. Westmount, Que. Oakville, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Toronto, Ont. St. John, BRB Mbabane, SZ Calgary, Alta. Toronto, Ont. Penticton, B.C. Toronto, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Oakville, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Toronto, Ont.

Grade 12 Coach/Club G. Bergeron/Champ J. Finney/Ppo C. Yarumczek/Oak C. Yarumczek/Oak J. Grootveld/Tsc D. Farmer/Barbados J. Grootveld/Tsc M. Meldum/Brsa F. Arzaga/Crest T. Hoeben/Pent. A. MacDonald/Tsc C. Yarumczek/Oak C. Russell/Ds C. Yarumczek/Oak P. Bradstreet/Brock A. MacDonald/Tsc D. Boles/Row J. Grootveld/Tsc

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Women’s Roster

Name Alexandra Samantha Julia Melanie Melanie Stephanie Andrea Heather Kaleigh Poppy Rebecca Sasha

Augello Bancescu Boron Davis Drozdowsky Hassell Jurenovskis Maitland McKinnon Ruksys Sharpe Theron

Event Fly/Back Free/Back Free Free/Fly Free/Fly Dist Free Free/Back Dist Fly/Free IM Back Free

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Elig. 1 1 1 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 5

Major Arts & Science Life Science Engineering Political Science FPEH Commerce Sciences Humanities Arts & Science FPEH Arts & Science Fine Arts

Yr. Hometown 1 Woodbridge, Ont. 1 Regina, Sask. 1 Mississauga, Ont. 3 Brantford, Ont. 2 Mississauga, Ont. 4 Calgary, Alta. 2 Timmins, Ont. 3 Toronto, Ont. 2 Toronto, Ont. 3 Kingston, Ont. 1 Warwick, BM 5 Mississauga, Ont.

Grade 12 Coach/Club G. Jacobsen/Vac J. Toth/ROD M. Rutledge/Mssac H. Wittola/Brantford B. O’Toole/Cobra J. Young/GlencoeG T. McCartney/Tmsc G. Sheridan/Champ J. Grootveld/Tsc G. Emerson/Ebsc B. Smith/Bermuda J. Grootveld/Tsc

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Coaching Staff Byron MacDonald - Head Coach One of Canada’s most decorated university coaches, Byron MacDonald has coached over 200 swimmers to all-Canadian status and over 50 swimmers to international teams. Byron was an Olympic coach in 1992, where his swimmer won a bronze medal, and was head coach for Canada’s successful FISU & Pan Pacific games teams. A former national team member, Byron was ranked top 10 in the world for five years in the 1970s and won many medals, including two golds at the Commonwealth Games. Voted Coach of the Year many times and a twotime recipient of a Gemini Award for his CBC coverage of swimming at the 2004 & 2008 Olympic Games, Byron has a B.Comm. and a Master’s in Recreation. He is the proud father of three children.

Linda Kiefer - Assosciate Coach Canada’s highest-ranked female coach, Kiefer has been head coach of Canada’s FISU games team and an assistant coach for the Commonwealth Games and World Championship teams. Linda is a full time employee of U of T as the assistant swim coach. Also an expert in open water, she has coached swimmers to several national titles. Linda is a graduate of U of T and swam for the Blues as a backstroker. She graduated with both undergraduate and teaching degrees. Linda has been named CIS and OUA Coach of the Year. This is Kiefer’s 19th year at U of T.

Doug Vanderby - Strength Coach A former OUA standout breaststroker, Doug will run the strength program for the Blues. He is currently full-time firefigher and also runs a master’s swim club.

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Athlete Profiles Serguei Bagrianski

Event: Fly/Free Height: 5-10 Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ont. Eligibility Year: 5 Program: Engineering Varsity: OUA: 2010: 5th 100 fly, 6th 50 fly 2009: 3rd 50 fly, 4th 100 fly, 13th 200 fly 2008: 1st 50 fly, 2nd 100 fly, 6th 200 fly, 10th 50 free 2007: 6th 50 fly, 8th 100 fly CIS: 2009: 7th 50 fly, 16th 100 fly 2008: 6th 50 fly, 16th 100 fly, 27th 200 fly

Taylor Bond

Event: Free Height: 6-1 Hometown: Westmount, Que. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: John Rennie H.S. Program: Arts & Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 3rd 100 free, 3rd 50 free, 10th 200 free

Zack Chetrat

Event: Fly Height: 6-0 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 High School: White Oaks S.S. Program: Psychology Varsity: Broke a 10-year-old record on his way to a first-place finish in the men’s 200m butterfly at the 2008-09 OUA championships...won the race in a time of 2:00.27, bettering Bob Hayes’ 1999 mark of 2:00.62. OUA: 2010: 1st 100 fly, 1st 200 fly, 2nd 400 free, 3rd 200 free 2009: 1st 200 fly, 4th 50 fly, 4th 200 free, 6th 200 back, CIS: 2009: 1st 200 fly, 3rd 100 fly, 10th 200 free

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Athlete Profiles Cam Cummings

Event: IM/Back Height: 6-4 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. Eligibility Year: 4 High School: Oakville Trafalgar H.S. Program: Commerce Varsity: OUA: 2010: 1st 50 back, 2nd 100 back, 2nd 200 back 2009: 1st 100 back, 2nd 200 back, 2nd 400 IM, 4th 200 IM 2008: 1st 400 IM, 2nd 100 back, 3rd 200 back 2007: 1st 400IM, 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 100 back, 2nd 200 back CIS: 2009: 3rd 100 back, 4th 200 back, 7th 50 back, 12th 400 IM 2008: 3rd 400 IM, 8th 100 back, 2007: 6th 200 back, 6th 400 IM, 11th 100 back

David Dorion

Event: Fly/Free Height: 6-0 Hometown: Toronto, Ont. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: Upper Canada College Program: Life Sciences Varsity: OUA: 2010: 5th 1500 free, 6th 400 IM, 6th 200 fly, 11th 400m free

Martyn Forde

Event: Sprint Free Height: 6-1 Hometown: St. John, Barbados Eligibility Year: 5 High School: Queen’s College Program: Arts & Science International competition: Swam for Barbados in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China...finished 51st in the 50m freestyle...is the Barbados national record holder for the short course 50m and 100m freestyle...also a Barbados age group national record holder. Varsity: OUA: 2010: 2nd 100 free, 2nd 50 free 2008: 2nd 50 free, 2nd 100 free, 4th 200 free CIS: 2008: 1st 50 free, 9th 100 free 2007: 3rd 50 free, 11th 100 free 2006: 2nd 50 free, 9th 100 free 2005: 5th 50 free

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Athlete Profiles Luke Hall

Event: Free/Fly Height: 6-2 Hometown: Mbabane, Swaziland Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Geography International: Swam at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing for Swaziland...Finished in the top 60 swimmers in the 50m freestyle. Varsity: OUA: 2010: 4th 50 free, 5th 100 free 2009: 9th 100 free, 13th 50 free

Steven Hibberd

Event: Free Height: 6-1 Hometown: Calgary, Alta. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: Cochrane H.S. Program: Life Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 4th 100 free, 8th 200 free, 11th 50 free

Steven Kalaba

Event: Breast Height: 6-2 Hometown: Toronto, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 Program: History Varsity: OUA: 2010: 4th 50 breast, 6th 100 breast, 7th 200 breast, 2009: 2nd 50 breast, 2nd 100 breast, 13th 200 breast

Andrew Kennedy

Event: Fly/Back Height: 6-0 Hometown: Penticton, B.C. Eligibility Year: 3 Program: Math Varsity: Named the rookie of the year in 2007-08. OUA: 2010: 7th 50 back, 8th 50 fly, 8th 200 back, 12th 100 back, 2009: 4th 50 back, 7th 200 back, 10th 100 back 2008: 3rd 50 back, 4th 100 back, 6th 100 back

CIS: 2009: 10th 100 back, 12th 50 back, 16th 200 back, 2008: 13th 50 back, 16th 100 back, 17th 200 back

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Athlete Profiles Troy MacDonald

2009: 14th 50m fly

Event: Fly Hometown: Toronto, Ont. Program: Economics Varsity: OUA: 2010: 9th 50 fly, 16th 100 fly, 23rd 50 free 2009: 5th 50 fly, 5th 100 fly CIS:

Eligibility Year: 2

Marco Monaco

Event: Breast/IM Height: 5-11 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. Eligibility Year: 5 High School: St. Thomas Aquinas Program: Canadian Studies Varsity: Named University of Toronto’s male athlete of the year in 2007-08‌won the CIS national title in the 200m breaststroke...is a four-time OUA all-star...was named the OUA athlete of the week in 2008...won the Guiness award of excellence in 2008. OUA: 2010: 2nd 200 breast, 3rd 100 breast, 5th 50 breast, 6th 200 IM, 2009: 3rd 200 breast, 3rd 200 IM, 4th 400 IM, 2008: 1st 50 breast, 1st 100 breast, 1st 200 breast, 2nd 400 IM 2006:1st 100 breast, 1st 200 breast, 2nd 400 IM, 3rd 200 IM 2005: 2nd 50 breast, 2nd 200 breast, 3rd 200 IM, 5th 400 IM CIS: 2009: 3rd 200 breast, 7th 100 breast, 8th 50 breast, 14th 200 IM, 2008: 1st 200 breast, 2nd 50 breast, 2nd 100 breast, 14th 200 IM 2006: 2nd 100 breast, 3rd 100 breast, 7th 200 IM, 7th 400 IM 2005: 5th 200 breast, 5th 200 IM, 6th 100 breast, 10th 50 breast

Marco Monaco

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Athlete Profiles Colin Russell

Event: Free Hometown: Burlington, Ont. High School:

Height: 6-3 Eligibility Year: 5 Program: Arts & Science

International: Was a member of team Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing...helped Canada to a fifth-place finish in the men’s 4x200m relay as well as a sixth-place finish in the 4x100m relay…broke Canadian records in both relay events…was a semi-finalist in the 200m freestyle…swam the 200m freestyle and both 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays at the 2009 world championships in Rome…recorded three top-10 finishes at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia…won a silver medal as part of the 4x200m relay team at the 2006 Pan Pacific championships in Victoria, B.C…won his first national title in the 400m at the 2005 World Trials in Montreal, Que. Personal Best (50m Pool) 100m freestyle, 48.92, world championships trials, Montreal, 2009 200m freestyle, 1:46.58, XXIX Olympic Games , Beijing, 2008 400m freestyle, 3:52.81, Canadian world championship trials, Montreal, 2005 Personal Best (25m Pool) 50m freestyle, 22.03, CIS swimming championships, Vancouver, 2009 100m freestyle, 46.94, spring nationals, Toronto, 2009 200m freestyle, 1:42.87, spring nationals, Toronto, 2009 400m freestyle, 3:54.03, division 1 team champs, 2009 Varsity: OUA: 2010: broke four OUA records and swam his way to five gold medals - 1st 50 free, 1st 100 free, 1st 200 free, 1st 50 breast, 1st 4x100 free relay. CIS: 2009: 1st 200 free 1:43.31 *CDN rec, 1st 100 free 47.23 *CDN rec, 1st 50 free, 2nd 50 breast, 2nd 4x200 free, 3rd 4x100 IM, 3rd 4x100 free.

Curtis Samuel

Event: Al Height: 6-0 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 High School: Loyola Program: FPEH Varsity: OUA: 2010: 3rd 400 free, 3rd 400 IM, 9th 200 free, 9th 200 IM, 2009: Male swimmer of the meet - 1st 400 IM, 1st 400 free, 1st 1500 free, 2nd 400 free. CIS: 2009: 4th 1500 free, 4th 200 fly, 9th 400 IM, 10th 400 free

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Athlete Profiles Mike Smerek

Event: Fly Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Life Sciences Varsity: OUA: 2010: 1st 50 fly, 2nd 100 fly, 2nd 200 fly, 10th 50 back 2009: 1st 50 fly, 1st 100 fly, 6th 200 fly CIS: 2009: 11th 100 fly, 15th 50 fly

George Soules Event: Free Hometown: Toronto, Ont. High School: St. Michael’s College

Height: 6-1 Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Arts & Science

Zach Summerhayes

Event: IM/Fly Hometown: Waterloo, Ont. Eligibility Year: 1 Program: FPEH Varsity: OUA: 2010: 2nd 400 IM, 3rd 200 IM, 6th 200 breast, 13th 100 back

Andy Townsend

Event: Free/Fly Height: 6-3 Hometown: Toronto, Ont. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: Vaughn Road Academy Program: Political Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 3rd 100 fly, 4th 200 free, 6th 100 fly, 7th 50 fly

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Athlete Profiles Alexandra Augello

Event: Fly/Back Height: 5-4 Hometown: Woodbridge, Ont. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: Father Bressani C.H.S. Program: Arts & Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 3rd 200 fly, 6th 100 fly, 10th 50 fly

Samantha Bancescu

Event: Free/Back Height: 5-7 Hometown: Regina, Sask. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: Campbell C.I. Program: Life Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 9th 100 back, 11th 50 back, 12th 200 back

Julia Boron

Event: Free Height: 5-5 Hometown: Mississauga, Ont. Eligibility Year: 1 High School: St. Martin S.S. Program: Engineering Varsity: OUA: 2010: 7th 200 free, 10th 50 free, 11th 100 free

Melanie Davis

Event: Free/Fly Height: 6-1 Hometown: Brantford, Ont. Eligibility Year: 3 High School: St. John’s College Program: Political Science Varsity: OUA 2010: 3rd 800 free, 6th 400 free 2009: 2nd 400 free, 3rd 800 free, 9th 200 free, 2008: 5th 800 free, 13th 200 back, 10th 400 free, 15th 200 free,

CIS: 2009: 6th 800 free, 7th 200 free, 8th 400 free, 2008: 12th 800 free, 13th 400 free, 26th 200 free

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Athlete Profiles Melanie Drozdowsky

Event: Free/Fly Height: 5-10 Hometown: Mississauga, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 High School: Michael Power/St. Joseph C.S.S. Program: FPEH Varsity: OUA: 2010: 10th 100 fly, 11th 50 free, 15th 100 free, 19th 50 fly 2009: 7th 100 fly, 10th 100 free, 11th 50 free, 12th 50 fly

Stephanie Hassell

Event: Dist Free Height: 5-9 Hometown: Calgary, Alta. Eligibility Year: 4 High School: Henry Wise Wood S.S. Program: Commerce Varsity: Voted the Blues rookie of the year in 2006-07…named the Blues most improved female swimmer...won the Gibson award for academics, athletics and leadership in 2009. OUA: 2010: 5th 800 free, 8th 400 free, 10th 200 free 2009: 4th 800 free, 5th 400 free, 19th 200 free 2008: 1st 800 free, 6th 400 free, 11th 200 free 2007: 9th 800 free, 12th 400 free, 15th 200 free CIS 2009: 10th 400 free, 11th 800 free, 16th 200 free 2008: 13th 800 free, 15th 400 free, 21st 200 free

Andrea Jurenovskis

Event: Free/Back Height: 5-4 Hometown: Timmins, Ont. Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Sciences Varsity: OUA: 2010: 1st 200 back, 2nd 50 back, 2nd 100 back 2009: 1st 50 back, 1st 100 back, 5th 50 free CIS: 2009: 3rd 100 back, 4th 50 back, 5th 200 back, 13th 50 free

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Athlete Profiles Heather Maitland

Event: Distance Height: 5-8 Hometown: Toronto, Ont. Eligibility Year: 3 High School: St. Clements H.S. Program: Humanities Varsity: OUA 2010: 1st 400 free, 3rd 200 free, 4th 800 free 2009: 2nd 200 free, 2nd 800 free, 3rd 400 free, 4th 200 fly 2008: 3rd 800 free, 4th 200 free, 5th 400 free

CIS 2008: 10th 800 free, 14th 400 free, 23rd 200 free

Kaleigh McKinnon

Event: Fly/Free Hometown: Toronto, Ont. High School: Branksome Hall Varsity: OUA: 2010: 4th 200 fly, 5th 100 fly, 10th 800 free 2009: 12th 200 back

Height: 5-7 Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Arts & Science

Poppy Ruksys

Event: IM Height: 5-8 Hometown: Kingston, Ont. Eligibility Year: 3 High School: Kingston C.V.I. Program: FPEH Varsity: OUA: 2010: 1st 800 free, 3rd 400 free, 3rd 400 IM, 4th 200 free 2009: 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 400 IM, 4th 400 free, 6th 200 free 2008: 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 400 IM, 7th 200 free, 9th 400 free

CIS 2009: 6th 400 free, 6th 400 IM, 9th 800 free, 11th 200 free 2008: 4th 400 IM, 7th 200 IM, 9th 400 free

Rebecca Sharpe

Event: Back Height: 5-10 Eligibility Year: 1 Hometown: Warwick, Bermuda High School: Peddie H.S. Program: Arts & Science Varsity: OUA: 2010: 7th 100 back, 7th 200 back, 10th 50 back

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Athlete Profiles Sasha Theron

Event: Free Hometown: Mississauga, Ont. High School: William Lyon MacKenzie C.I. Varsity: OUA: 2010: 2nd 100 fly, 2nd 100 free, 5th 50 fly, 2009: 1st 200 fly, 2nd 50 fly, 2nd 100 fly, 2nd 100 free 2008: 1st 100 free, 1st 100 fly, 2nd 50 free 2007: 2nd 100 free, 3rd 100 fly, 4th 200 free, 4th 50 fly 2006: 1st 50 free, 1st 100 free, 1st 200 free, 2nd 50 fly CIS 2009: 3rd 50 fly, 3rd 100 fly, 9th 100 free, 10th 200 fly 2008: 5th 100 fly, 8th 100 free, 9th 50 free, 9th 50 fly 2007: 12th 100 free, 14th 50 fly, 16th 50 free, 17th 200 free 2006: 5th 200 free, 7th 50 free, 7th 100 free, 19th 50 fly

Eligibility Year: 5 Program: Fine Arts

Poppy Ruksys

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2010 OUA Championships RUSSELL LEADS BLUES SWIMMING TO SEVENTH STRAIGHT OUA TITLE ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Olympian Colin Russell’s record-breaking performance led the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s swimming team to their seventh consecutive Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship at the Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre at Brock University. This was the ninth men’s title in 10 years for the Varsity Blues who accumulated 998 team points. The Western Mustangs finished second with 656.5, followed by the Ottawa Gee-Gees with 469.5. U of T’s women’s swim team finished second to the Mustangs who won consecutive OUA women’s banners for the first time in school history, while the McMaster Marauders finished third. Toronto coaches Linda Kiefer and Byron MacDonald were named OUA men’s team coaches of the year, while Paul Midgley of Western was named women’s team coach of the year. Named 2010 male swimmer of the meet, Russell of Burlington, Ont. set his third individual OUA record on day four in the men’s 50m breaststroke, claiming gold in a time of 28.42. He set earlier records in both the men’s 100m and 200m freestyle. A science major, Russell also finished first in the men’s 50m freestyle on Sunday in a time of 22.94. The Varsity Blues team of Russell, Mike Smerek (St. Catharines, Ont.), Cam Cummings and Marco Monaco, both of Oakville, Ont. also established a new championship record, winning the men’s 4x50m medley relay in 1:41.62. Toronto men also claimed gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay as team members Luke Hall (Swaziland), Martyn Forde (Barbados), Steven Hibberd (Calgary) and Taylor Bond (Westmount, Que.) finished in a winning time of 3:24.97. Oakville native Zack Chetrat built on his success this season and defended his 2009 title, winning the men’s 200m butterfly event in a time of 2:00.51. First-year swimmer Andy Townsend (Toronto) was named the male rookie of the meet after winning a bronze medal in the men’s 100m butterfly and a gold medal as part of the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team. In women’s action, Andrea Jurenovskis (Timmins, Ont.) won the women’s 200m backstroke in a time of 2:15.42, while Poppy Ruskys finished third in the women’s 400m individual medley behind Western teammates Brittany Cooper (London, Ont.) and Paulyne Kilty (Newmarket, Ont.). The Blues team of Sasha Theron (Mississauga, Ont.), Julia Boron (Mississauga, Ont.), Samantha Bancescu (Regina, Sask.) and Heather Maitland (Toronto) picked up a silver medal in the 4x100m relay, behind the firstplace Mustangs and a head of the third-place Gee-Gees.

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Varsity Blues History & Achievements Since Byron MacDonald’s appointment in 1978, over 50 Varsity Blues swimmers have made international teams and over 100 have earned all-Canadian status. The Blues swim teams have earned more banners than any team in Canada. The men’s team won an incredible 32 Conference (OUA) titles in a row from 1960-61 to 1991-92. The women’s team won an amazing 13 out of 15 national titles in the 80s and 90s. Recently, the men picked up their seventh consecutive title and the women have won eight of the past 10 OUA championships. Women’s OUA Championships 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 200,7, 2008 Men’s OUA Championships 1920, 1922, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Women’s CIS Championships 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997 Men’s CIS Championships 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Varsity Blues history spans over a half century. Most recently, Toronto swimmers Colin Russell, Luke Hall (Swaziland, AFR), Terrance Haynes (Barbados) and Martyn Forde (Barbados) competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, while Liz Warden swam in the Athens Olympics. Alumnus Dan Thompson set a world record in the 1980s and Bill Yorzyk was an Olympic gold medalist at the 1956 Games in the 200 fly.

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Varsity Blues Records WOMEN EVENT

VARSITY RECORD

VARSITY POOL RECORD

ROOKIE RECORD

50m Freestyle

25.47, M.T. Armentero, 88

24.68, V Poon, CNPPO, 09

25.60, A Schloegl, 87

100m Freestyle

55.47, Porenta, 05

53.52, V Poon, CNPPO, 09

55.69, J Porenta,04

200m Freestyle

1:59.18, J Porenta, 04

1:56.48, S Horner, 09

1:59.18, J Porenta, 04

400m Freestyle

4:13.21, J Gravelle, 03

4:04.71,T Hunks, UBCD, 09

4:16.78, M Killins, 96

800m Freestyle

8:39.11, J Gravelle, 03

8:19.99, S King, UBCD, 09

8:48.04, J. Gravelle, 99

100m Backstroke

1:00.69, J Howard, 01

58.6, K Murdoch, UCSC, 09

1:00.71, A Jurenovskis, 09

200m Backstroke

2:09.22, L Warden, 02

2:06.91, K Murdoch,UCSC, 09

2:12.78, A Jurenovsksi, 09

100m Breaststroke 1:11.17, K Pearson, 89

1:04.67, A Pierse, UBCD, 09

1:12.72, M Limpert, 92

200m Breaststroke 2:29.18, L Warden, 03

2:17.50, A Pierse, UBCD, 09

2:33.76, L Warden, 98

100m Butterfly

59.91, J Button, 02

58.26, K Chernoff, GOLD, 09

1:01.57, J Button, 97

200m Butterfly

2:10.52, J Button, 02

2:05.76, A Lacroix, Camo, 09

2:11.21, J Button, 97

200 Indiv Medley

2:11.37, L Warden, 03

2:09.75, E Morningstar, UCSC, 09 2:15.37, L Warden, 98

400 Indiv Medley

4:37.23, L Warden, 03

4:32.57, T Hunks, UBCD, 09

400 Medley Relay

4:14.68, Warden, Applebaum, 4:03.51, UBC, 09

Button, Elliott, 02

400 Free Relay

3:45.85, UT 09 Theron,

Jurenovskis, Maitland, McIlroy

800 Free Relay

8:07.28, Warden, Gravelle

Elliot, Button, 02

50 Back

28.54, J Howard, 01

27.46, H Kubas, UCSC, 09

28.80, Jurenovskis, 08

50 Breast

33.11, Limpert, 92

29.96, A Reason, ESWIM, 09

34.81, Applebaum, 01

50 Fly

27.61, J Howard, 01

26.76, V Poon, PPO, 09

28.22, J Porenta, 04

4:45.53, L Warden, 98

3:37.78, CNPPO, 09

7:51.80, UCSC, 09

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Varsity Blues Records MEN EVENT

VARSITY RECORD

POOL RECORD

ROOKIE RECORD

50m Freestyle

22.03, C Russell, 09

21.34, B Hayden, UBCD, 09

22.98, B Hicken, 87

100m Freestyle

46.94, C Russell, 09

46.27, B Hayden UBCD, 09

49.87, B Hicken, 87

200m Freestyle

1:42.87, C Russell, 09

1:42.35, B Hayden UBCD, 09

1:48.94, P Szaflarski, 01

400m Freestyle

3:53.41, S Eberlie, 94

3:44.87, R Cochrane IS, 09

3:53.41, S Eberlie, 94

1500m Freestyle

15:20.44, B Volz, 88

14:39.80, R Cochrane IS, 09

15:20.44, B Volz, 88

100m Backstroke

54.52, C Cummings, 09

53.74, M Hawes, UBCD, 09

55.58, B Hayes, 97

200m Backstroke

1:58.18, S Hulford, 93

1:54.80, M Hawes UBCD, 09

1:59.70, B Hayes, 97

100m Breaststroke 1:01.33, M Monaco, 09

58.48, S Dickens, UBCD, 09

1:02.97, J Agocs, 91

200m Breaststroke 2:11.09, M Monaco, 09

2:07.24, S Dickens UBCD, 09

2:15.79, A Foulds, 92

100m Butterfly

53.86, Z Chetrat, 09

51.75, J Bartoch, LAC, 09

53.86, Z Chetrat, 09

200m Butterfly

1:55.83, Z Chetrat, 09

1:55.54, S Hirniak IS, 09

1:55.83, Z Chetrat, 09

200m Indiv Medley 2:00.53, R Watson, 93

1:55.91, B Johns UBCD, 09

2:03.40, A Peacey, 97

400m Indiv Medley 4:18.13, A Peacey, 97

4:11.55, C Myden Cal, 93

4:18.13, A Peacey, 97

400 Medley Relay

3:37.78, Cummings, Monaco, 3:3:31.48, UBCD, 09

Chetrat, Russell, 09

400 Free Relay

3:18.02, Chetrat, Russell,

Samuel, Cummings, 09

800 Free Relay

7:12.31, Chetrat, Russell,

Samuel, Cummings, 09

50 Back

25.33, Hayes, 00

23.95, M Rose, IS, 09

25.40, Hayes, 98

50 Breast

27.63, Russell, 09

27.04, S Dickens, UBCD, 09

29.91, Rotenberg, 00

50 Fly

24.75, Bagrianski, 09

23.33, J Bartoch, LAC, 09

24.80, M Smerek, 09

20

3:10.99, UBCD, 09

7:10.27, UBCD, 09

2009-10 Swimming Media Guide



2009-10 Varsity Blues Swimming Media Guide