In 2016, the Ravens Swim Team had its first Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national qualifier since 2006, broken many Carleton University records (some of which had stood since the 1980s), had numerous athletes qualify for finals at the OUA championships, and has seen the team swell in size from just eight swimmers to over 40.
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.
This fund will support travel cost for the team, help decrease the swimmer fees and be used for other team needs.