October 24, 2004


The Ravens hosted the Waterloo Warriors and Ottawa U Gee-Gees in dual competition at the Carleton pool. The women out scored Waterloo 148-84, but were defeated by Ottawa by a score of 130-104. The men swept their opposition 121-110 against the Warriors, and spanked the Gee-Gees 141-89. The women now hold a 3-3 record in dual competition, and the men extend their almost perfect record to 5-1.

To date, the lone Raven qualified for CIS is rookie Heather Macdonald, but individual performances of several swimmers show potential for several more CIS qualifiers. Veterans Krista Boegel, Paola Osorio (women’s captain), Keegan Harris have all made the CIS cut in previous years, and were all very close to the CIS standard in their respective events. Sprinters John Scroggie and Trevor McLoughlin have been within fractions of the CIS standard in years past, and are looking strong for this season.

Swimmers will soon begin to focus on the Eynon Divisional Championships as they enter a rest period referred to as taper. Practices change focus from endurance and strength, and allow more rest to develop the ability to apply maximum intensity and explosive speed in a race. This rest period helps most swimmers achieve best times, which hopefully will result in more swimmers qualifying for CIS.