Upper Canada College swimmers finished tied for third overall among all 297 schools that took part in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships in Windsor this week.
UCC, which won three Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association titles on Feb. 22, performed very well in the much larger competition held in Windsor on March 7 and 8.
UCC’s junior boys team finished first among 88 schools with 307 points. In the open boys category, UCC tied for second place with Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School from Markham with 213 points. The senior boys team was third among 106 schools with 215 points.
UCC’s combined total of 735 points put it in a third place tie with Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School from London. What makes this last accomplishment even more impressive for the approximately 20-member UCC team and head coach Vlad Roytberg is that many of the schools competing had both male and female swimmers taking part and adding to their point totals, while the Blues obviously didn’t have any entrants in the women’s races.
Watch the junior 4 x 50-metre freestyle swimming team win the gold medal below: