Growing up, Catherine McGee’s interest in anything aquatic, combined with their dance background, ignited their love for artistic swimming. She held her passion close throughout her school years and eventually, it landed her at McGill. “[Being in the water] just felt so calming for me, almost therapeutic, if that makes[Read More…]
After a two-year hiatus, McGill’s Artistic Swimming Invitational made its long-awaited comeback on Jan. 21. Following back-to-back wins in the 2019 and 2020 editions of the invitational, expectations for the Martlets were higher than ever. Events are split into competitor levels ranging from novice (no competition experience at the national[Read More…]
Artistic swimming—renamed from synchronized swimming in 2017—is often portrayed as a combination of swimming and gymnastics. However, the sport deserves to be considered in its own right. Artistic swimming is affectionately referred to as “synchro,” and individuals who participate in the sport have good reason to love it. Being an[Read More…]
Artistic Swimming The McGill Women’s Artistic Swim team started their season off strong, finishing first out of 11 teams at the McGill Invitational in November. Strong performances from sisters third-year Ioana Gheta and second-year Maria Gheta earned them first place in the duet/trio category. First-year Katherine Demond also performed well,[Read More…]
I joined McGill Varsity Artistic Swimming (AS) in 2018 after 11 years of practicing the sport on a national and international level. McGill AS’s 2018-19 season was one of the most successful in the team’s history. We won Nationals after an undefeated season and brought home the coveted Geraldine Dubrule[Read More…]
Sports Editors Miya Keilin and Game Nisker join the artistic swimming team to see what it takes! Will they sink…or swim?
On Nov. 17, Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) teams gathered at Memorial Pool to compete in the 2018 McGill Invitational. Universities competed in solo, duet, and team events while a panel of judges evaluated swimmers on artistic impression, execution, and difficulty. Though the scores from the annual event do[Read More…]
On Nov. 18, the McGill Martlets synchronized swimming team hosted the McGill Invitational, splitting the podium with the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Sam Reynolds / McGill Tribune The McGill Martlets blew the other teams out of the water at the Martlet Synchronized Swimming Invitational at Memorial Pool this past Saturday, placing second or higher in all categories, with some of the most entertaining choreography in the pool. The duet category started the[Read More…]