Men’s Swimming News

Markus Thormeyer of the UBC Thunderbirds and Kelsey Wog from the Manitoba Bisons are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25, 2018.

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Thormeyer, UBC’s third-year swimmer from Delta, B.C. was dominant in the pool this weekend, helping the UBC Thunderbirds men’s team to a sixth straight Canada West title while also being named the CW Male Swimmer of the Meet at the conference championship in Calgary. Thormeyer won three individual gold medals (50-metre backstroke, 400-metre individual medley, and the 200-metre freestyle), and won two more as a member of the 4x200-metre freestyle relay and the 4x100-metre freestyle relay.

The Science student’s 50-metre backstroke time of 24.45 also set a new Canada West record. In addition to his five gold medals, Thormeyer earned a bronze in the 50-metre butterfly. Thormeyer’s outstanding performance helped the ‘Birds top the host Calgary Dinos by nearly 100 points for UBC’s 19th conference banner.

At the 2018 Canada West Swimming Championships this weekend in Calgary, Bison’s Wog, continued to show why she’s one of the best varsity swimmers in the country. Wog walked away from the weekend with four gold medals, winning the 50-metre, 100-metre, and 200-metre breaststroke, along with the 200-metre freestyle. In the 200m breaststroke, she broke a conference record with a time of 2:22.28 — previously held by 2012 Olympian Martha McCabe (UBC). The Winnipeg native now holds the Canada West record in all three breaststroke events: 50-metre (set in 2016), 100-metre (set in 2017), and 200-metre (2018).

For her performance, Wog was named the CW Female Swimmer of the Meet for the second straight year. The Agricultural and Food Sciences student is coming off a successful summer, in which she qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo at the Canadian Swim Trials.

Male nominees:

  • CW: Markus Thormeyer, swimming, UBC, winner
  • OUA: Ali Sow, basketball, Laurier
  • RSEQ: Philippe Carrier, volleyball, Montreal
  • AUS: Cody Payne, hockey, UPEI

Female nominees:

  • CW: Kelsey Wog, swimming, Manitoba winner
  • OUA: Kaitlyn Overeem, basketball, Waterloo
  • RSEQ: Khaleann Caron-Goudreau, basketball, Laval
  • AUS: Hannah Brown, basketball, Cape Breton