During the past three years, the Ravens Swim Team has made great strides. In 2016 we had our first Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national qualifier since 2006, we’ve broken many Carleton University records (some of which had stood since the 1980s), we had numerous athletes qualify for finals at the OUA championships, and we’ve seen our team swell in size from just eight swimmers three years ago to 44 this year.
Under head coach Brian Hill – a four-time Paralympian, Paralympic medalist, World Champion, and former world record holder – the Carleton Ravens swim program has undergone significant changes over the past few years. As a way of honouring Carleton’s rich history, while ensuring future successes, Hill has asked the athletes to accept nothing less than excellence from their own performances, and that they aim to excel – both in and outside of the pool.
“Ensuring that the athletes push themselves is my primary objective,” said Hill. “I want them to be self-motivated, driven, and prepared to win at any moment,” he added. “I’m convinced,” said Hill. “With hard work, some smart swimming, and a little guidance, these athletes will accomplish great things,” he added.
Your support and encouragement will be significant in helping our swimmers achieve their goals.
We’re asking that you donate, and that you commit to supporting the future of swimming at Carleton University.
Our athletes are young, hard-working, vibrant and intelligent. They exude confidence, while nonetheless remaining humble. As a community, we look to these young individuals for hope, as vehicles for change, and as the successors to a prosperous future of their own making. We support them financially, emotionally and intellectually. With your assistance, we can ensure they meet their objective, and perform admirably while representing the best Carleton University has to offer.
After a successful campaign the past two years, we are aiming to raise $30000 this year.
We plan to use the funds to send the team to Sudbury for the deBray Divisional Championships at Laurentian University at the end of November, and to St. Catherines, ON for the OUA Championships at Brock University in February.
With a successful fundraising campaign, we will also invest part of the funds to decrease the swimmer fees.
With your support, Carleton Ravens Swimming will continue to succeed far into the future. As in the past, our athletes will continue to pursue both academic and athletic success, while nonetheless enjoying their newfound freedom and responsibility as young student-athletes.