For the third time in the past nine years, the University of Toronto is set to welcome the top intercollegiate swimmers in the country to Varsity Pool as they play host to the 2018 U SPORTS swimming championships, February 22-24.
Seven Olympians will be on display, including U of T's very own Kylie Masse. The 2016 Olympic women's 100m backstroke bronze medalist became a world champion this past summer, while also breaking the world record in that same event.
The UBC Thunderbirds are the defending champions on both sides and boast four of Masse’s 2016 Olympic teammates. Markus Thormeyer and Yuri Kisil will look to lead the men’s T-Birds squad to their third national title in the past four years, while Emily Overholt and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson will headline a dominant UBC women’s team that has won five of the past six U SPORTS banners.
The Montreal Carabins women are coming off a silver-medal finish in 2016-17 and will be led by 2016 Olympians Katerine Savard and Sandrine Mainville.
19 U SPORTS records fell at the 2017 championships last year at Sherbrooke, with the aforementioned Olympians helping to account for 17 of those marks.
Varsity Pool was home to 63 Canadian records in 2009 when it hosted the Swim Canada winter national championships.
|1 DAY TICKET
||3 DAY PASS
|Adult – $10||Adult – $25|
|Student / Youth(9-17) – $5||Student / Youth(9-17) – $12|
|8 years and under – FREE||8 years and under – FREE|
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Finals tickets (6pm EST Daily) will include a heat sheet. Entry to preliminaries (10am EST Daily) is FREE.
Heat sheets will be available on-site for $2.00.