During the last week of February, swimmers Allison Loewen, Geraint Berger and Olivia Feschuk traveled with head coach John Peters to Sherbrooke, QC, for the USport National Championships.
This marks a significant moment for Mount Allison’s varsity swim team as it has been over a decade since the Mounties have had three swimmers qualify for USport Nationals, formerly called CIS Nationals.
All together, Loewen, Berger and Feschuk swam 10 individual races in which they achieved five top 25 finishes. All three swimmers had notable performances with strong finishes.
Feschuck had the best overall placement of the three athletes finishing 12th in the 200 back.
“It was an exceptional end to a great season. I was really happy with how my teammates and I performed,” she said.
The USport Nationals marked the last competitive swim meet for Loewen, a four-year veteran.
“I had an amazing experience this year! The women’s team came second at AUS [championships], which was a huge accomplishment, and I had a great time at USport Nationals,” Loewen said. “Although I didn’t get any best times at the competition, it was incredible to compete with athletes of Olympic calibre.”
With both Berger and Feschuck only being in their third year, they will have the opportunity to requalify for the USports Nationals again next year.
With a healthy sized returning roster and a number of promising recruits, the varsity swim team’s prospect are possibly better than ever.