Having completed another successful season, the McMaster swim program now moves forward under the direction of new head coach Grey Fairley.
A former Marauder swimmer and 2007 McMaster Hall of Fame inductee, Fairley’s appointment as head coach, which was announced last December, gives him the reins as he supervises the new partnership model between McMaster and the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club. Fairley will continue as the president of GHAC, but has delegated his club coaching duties, so that he can better focus on his duties at McMaster.
Now officially in charge of the Marauders, Fairley has already been recruiting on behalf of the team for the last several weeks in anticipation of the changeover in leadership.
Marauders swimmers brought home the men’s bronze medal from the 2016 Ontario University Athletics Championships, with the women’s team just missing the podium, finishing fourth in the team standings.
Seven McMaster varsity swimmers have qualified for, and will be attending, the Canadian Olympic Trials, to be held April 5-10 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center. Those athletes are:
Hannah Dvorski, 100m Backstroke; Emma Mittermaier, 50m and 100m Freestyle; Mohamed Eldah, 100m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly; Marc Muise, 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly; Kurt Schubert, 50m Freestyle; Lloyd Mackinnon, 400m Individual Medley; and Dominic Walter, 200m and 400m Freestyle.