RECAP DAY 3 (final day) Speedo CIS swimming championships: UBC complete sweep, T-Bird women four-peat as CIS champions


Feb 21, 2015

Photo credit Rich Lam

VICTORIA (CIS) – The University of British Columbia women successfully completed a four-peat, defending their national title, while their male counterparts also dominated to bring home a double banner as the 2015 Speedo CIS swimming championships wrapped up Saturday night at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool in Victoria.


The Thunderbirds women finished with 581 points, ahead of a fearless Montreal contingent (544), to earn a CIS-leading 20th national banner. Montreal won the 400 medley relay in 4:06.64 but it was not enough for the RSEQ champions. Last year’s runners up, the Toronto Varsity Blues, finished third with 412 points.

“Sometimes you have those moments of adversity and we had some of that this weekend but they believed in themselves,” said UBC head coach Steve Price, who was named coach of the year for the men’s team for the first time in his career. “Entering the meet, we were down to 14 women’s swimmers, and were pretty depleted and they just had to put points up where they could and at the end of the day, they did a great job.”

The UBC men reclaimed the national championship banner back since their 2012 win with a 153-point margin over second-placed Toronto. The T-Birds finished with 737 points, while the Varsity Blues followed with 584 and Calgary took third with 365.5. The T-Birds capped Day 3 with three individual golds including rookie Yuri Kisil in the 100 freestyle, Jonathan Brown in the 200 individual medley and Keegan Zanatta in the 1500 freestyle.

Kisil was named male rookie of the year and was awarded the Sprinter’s Cup for winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Toronto’s Eli Wall took home swimmer of the year honours after topping the podium in the 200 and 100 breast.

The men’s races were capped off by an incredible win from Alberta in the 400 medley in 3:44.48 ahead of the Thunderbirds who finished second in 3:44.55.

“It honestly started with us bringing a guy like Coleman Allen to the program,” said Price who last guided the Thunderbirds to a men and women’s national title sweep in 2011 and 2012. “Every year after that, we added more and more guys. We keep attracting quality guys to the team. It was by design as we’ve been trying to build this thing for a couple of years. This was really satisfying because it was a few years in the making. “

Calgary’s Fiona Doyle took home female swimmer of the year honours after sweeping gold in the 50, 100 and 200 breast and helping the Dinos win a bronze in the 400 medley. On Day 3 Doyle also broke the CIS short-course Championship record in her preliminary 50-metre breaststroke swim, touching in at 30.70 to best UBC’s Annamay Pierse who set the record in 2009 (30.71).

First-year Carabins swimmer Katerine Savard was rightfully crowned female rookie of the year after going perfect in every event to sweep the 200 freestyle and 50, 100 and 200 butterfly. The 2012 Olympian was also pivotal for Montreal, swimming to gold in all three relay events. Carabins head coach Pierre Lamy was named women’s coach of the year as six of his swimmers were honoured as CIS First Team All-Canadians. To cap off the successful 2015 campaign for Montreal, Sandrine Mainville was honoured with the Sprinter’s Cup for the second-straight year after winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Toronto’s Paige Schultz and Calgary’s Bogdan Knezevic were both honoured as the Student-Athlete Community Service Award winners.

NOTES: Finals were contested in a 50-metre pool (long course) for the first time at this year’s Speedo CIS championships, while the morning preliminaries remained short course races… If records were set in the preliminaries, they will be added to the CIS championship short-course record book.



Swimmer of the year: Fiona Doyle, Calgary
Rookie of the year: Katerine Savard, Montreal
Sprinter’s Cup (single winner of both 50 and 100 free): Sandrine Mainville, Montreal
Coach of the year: Pierre Lamy, Montreal
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Paige Schultz, Toronto


Swimmer of the year: Eli Wall, Toronto
Rookie of the year: Yuri Kisil, UBC
Sprinter’s Cup (single winner of both 50 and 100 free): Yuri Kisil, UBC
Coach of the year: Steve Price, UBC
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Bogdan Knezevic, Calgary

NOTE (swimmers of the year): Female and male swimmers with the highest aggregate point total for his/her two best swims as based on Swim Canada’s performance charts.

NOTE (All-Canadians): All gold medallists at the CIS championships – including relays – are first-team all-Canadians for the 2012-13 season. All silver medallists – who did not win a gold medal – are second-team all-Canadians.



1. UBC, 581 points
2. Montreal, 544
3. Toronto, 412
4. Calgary, 287
5. Dalhousie, 235
6. Laval, 230
7. Western, 208
8. Alberta, 142
9. McGill, 136
10. Ottawa, 113
11. Victoria, 94
12. McMaster, 85
13. Guelph, 80
14. UQTR, 53
15. Manitoba, 40
16. Sherbrooke, 36
17. Acadia, 35
17. UQAM, 35
19. Laurentian, 14
20. New Brunswick, 10
20. Regina, 10
20. Lethbridge, 10
23. Wilfrid Laurier, 4
23. Brock, 4

Men (Nelson C. Hart trophy)

1. UBC, 737
2. Toronto, 584
3. Calgary, 365.5
4. Alberta, 303
5. Western, 216
6. McMaster, 178
7. Laval, 158
8. Victoria, 127
9. Ottawa, 118
10. Dalhousie, 115.5
11. Montreal, 113
12. McGill, 84
13. Guelph, 83
14. Manitoba, 64
15. Sherbrooke, 44
16. Acadia, 43
17. Lethbridge, 36
18. Waterloo, 17


Women 800m Free
1. Meagan Bernier, Dalhousie, 9:01.17
2. Lisa van Breugel, Toronto, 9:01.42
3. Bridget Coley, Toronto, 9:01.56

Men 50m Breast
1. Konrad Bald, McMaster, 28.46
2. Nick Kostiuk, McMaster, 28.63
3. Sergey Holson, UBC, 28.79

W 50m Breast
1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 31.11
2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 31.88
3. Erin Stamp, UBC, 31.92

M 200m Back
1. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 2:02.92
2. Joe Byram, Alberta, 2:04.69
3. Karl Wolk, UBC, 2:05.19

W 200m Back
1. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 2:12.51
2. Barbar Jardin, Montreal, 2:13.05
3. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 2:14.85

M 100m Free
1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 50.25
2. Evan Van Moerkerke, Guelph, 50.50
3. Stefan Milosevic, UBC, 50.54

W 100m Free
1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 54.73
2. Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, UQTR, 55.37
3. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 55.98

M 200m IM
1. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 2:04.17
2. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 2:04.67
3. David Riley, Toronto, 2:04.70

W 200m IM
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 2:13.20
2. Kylie Masse, Toronto 2:14.60
3. Marie-Pierre Couillard, Laval, 2:16.38

M 1500m Free
1. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 15:36.06
2. William Brothers, UBC, 15:41.20
3. Jon McKay, Victoria, 15:42.73

W 4 x 100m Medley Relay
1. Montreal, 4:06.64
(Barbara Jardin, Marie-Sole, Jean-Lachapelle, Katerine Savard, Sandrine Mainville)
2. Toronto, 4:13.11
(Kylie Masse, Vanessa Treasure, Sherry Patel, Paige Schultz)
3. Calgary, 4:13.26
(Chelsea Shaul, Fiona Doyle, Rachael Grothe, Amanda Reason)

M 4 x 100m Medley Relay
1. Alberta, 3:44.48
(Joe Byram, Nick Kostiuk, Josiah Binnema, Tom Krywitsky)
2. UBC, 3:44.55
(Marshal Parker, Sergey Holson, Coleman Allen, Yuri Kisil)
3. Toronto, 3:46.94
(Matthew Myers, Eli Wall, Matt Dans, Mitch Ferraro)


Women 100m Back
1. Marie-Pierre Couillard, Laval, 1:01.85
2. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 1:02.11
3. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 1:02.69

Men 100m Back
1. Bradley Crocker, Calgary, 56.83
2. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 57.12
2. Matthew Myers, Toronto, 57.12

W 50m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 26.81
2. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 27.12
3. Kimberley Moors, Manitoba, 27.46

M 50m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 24.04 (see note below)
2. Dillon Perron, Manitoba, 24.86
3. Robert Bonomo, Ottawa, 24.97

Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (23.31) in the preliminaries.

W 400m Free
1. Savannah King, UBC, 4:14.95
2. Barbara Jardin, Montreal, 4:20.54
3. Fionnuala Pierse, UBC, 4:21.19

M 400m Free
1. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 3:52.68
2. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 3:57.23
3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 3:57.26

W 200m Breast
1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 2:27.63
2. Tianna Rissling, Calgary, 2:30.13
3. Erin Stamp, UBC, 2:30.44

M 200m Breast
1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:14.34
2. Jonathan Naisby, Sherbrooke, 2:17.59
3. Bogdan Knezevic, Calgary, 2:17.88

W 50m Free
1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 25.65
2. Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, UQTR, 25.71
3. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 26.10

M 50m Free
1. Alex Loginov, UBC, 22.68
1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 22.68
3. Chris Manning, Toronto, 23.12

W 200m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 2:11.89
2. Jacomie Strydom, UBC, 2:12.91
3. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 2:16.07

M 200m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 2:01.40 (see note below)
2. Thomas Jobin, Calgary, 2:02.07
3. Hochan Ryu, Toronto, 2:02.72

Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (1:54.56) in the preliminaries.

W 4 x 200m Free Relay
1. Montreal, 8:12.79
(Barbara Jardin, Ariane Mainville, Sarah-Lee Hevey, Katerine Savard)
2. UBC, 8:13.34
(Savannah King, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Maia Brundage, Fionnuala Pierse)
3. Toronto, 8:15.79
(Victoria Radounski, Kylie Masse, Vanessa Treasure, Paige Schultz)

M 4 x 200m Free Relay
1. UBC, 7:29.15
(Keegan Zanatta, Stefan Milosevic, Yuri Kisil, Coleman Allen)
2. Toronto, 7:35.18
(Kent Kikot, Oliver Straszynski, Matthew Myers, David Riley)
3. Calgary, 7:35.58
(Tristan Cote, Sterling King, Christopher Neave, Bogdan Knezevic)


Women 200m Free
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 2:00.83
2. Barbara Jardin, Montreal, 2:01.50
3. Savannah King, UBC, 2:01.52

Men 200m Free
1. Stefan Milosevic, UBC, 1:50.31
2. Keegan Zanatta, UBC, 1:50.90
3. Oliver Straszynski, Toronto, 1:51.45

W 50m Back
1. Marie-Pier Couillard, Laval, 28.66
2. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 29.36
3. Geneviève Cantin, Laval, 29.68

M 50m Back
1. Thibault Delecluse, Montreal, 26.47
2. Kyle Haas, Toronto, 26.75
3. Joe Byram, Alberta, 26.77

W 100m Breast
1. Fiona Doyle, Calgary, 1:07.76
2. Erin Stamp, UBC, 1:09.27
3. Tera Van Beilen, UBC, 1:09.85

M 100m Breast
1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 1:02.44
2. Konrad Bald, McMaster, 1:03.13
3. Nick Kostiuk, Alberta, 1:03.31

W 100m Fly
1. Katerine Savard, Montreal, 58.55
2. Jacomie Strydom, UBC, 59.81 (see note below)
3. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 1:00.38

Note: Jacomie Strydom set a CIS championship short-course record (58.69) in the preliminaries.

M 100m Fly
1. Coleman Allen, UBC, 53.21 (see note below)
2. Gamal Assaad, Western, 54.61
3. Matt Dans, Toronto, 54.74

Note: Coleman Allen set a CIS championship short-course record (51.19) in the preliminaries.

W 400m IM
1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 4:44.41
2. Vanessa Treasure, Toronto, 4:50.04
3. Katie Caldwell, McGill, 4:51.53

M 400m IM
1. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 4:22.52
2. Luke Reilly, UBC, 4:24.77
3. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 4:24.88

W 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Montreal, 3:44.34
(Sandrine Mainville, Ariane Mainville, Katerine Savard, Barbara Jardin)
2. UBC, 3:46.37
(Fionnuala Pierse, Rebecca Terejko, Savannah King, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson)
3. Toronto, 3:48.87
(Kylie Masse, Paige Schultz, Victoria Radounski, Melanie McDonald)

M 4 x 100m Free Relay
1. Toronto, 3:26.29
(Chris Manning, Mitch Ferraro, Kent Kikot, Oliver Straszynski)
2. Alberta, 3:27.97
(Joe Byram, Tom Krywitsky, Evan Letkeman, Hunter Balch)
3. Calgary, 3:29.27
(Sterling King, Wyatt Yarish, Bogdan Knezevic, Ali Mahmoud Arafa)

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