Swimming & Diving

  • Open tryouts for Acadia Swim team
    August 25, 2017
    he Acadia Varsity Swim Team will be having open tryouts starting on Sept 4th.  This 2  week tryout period will be used to determine who qualifies to be a member of the Acadia Swim Team. 
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Brett Liem
    February 22, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - He won't turn 19 until April, but Brett Liem is already making a name for himself in university swimming circles. Liem, who was born in Moncton and grew up in Bedford, is in his first year with the Acadia varsity swim team.
  • The Ultimate Athlete of the Week #6
    February 16, 2017
    The Ultimate Athlete of the Week #6 match-up features Swimming's Hannah Doiron vs Adam Deutsch.
  • Acadia captures 21 medals at AUS Swim Championshp
    February 12, 2017
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Acadia swim team finished the final night of AUS championships in style with two gutsy swims in there 4x100m Medley Relay. Both teams garnered silver medals.
  • DAY 1 of AUS Championship Swim Meet at UPEI
    February 11, 2017
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The opening day of the AUS Swimming Championship hosted by UPEI was fruitful for the Axewomen and Axemen.
  • Acadia Swim team makes a strong Day 2 push
    February 11, 2017
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Dalhousie Tigers claimed nine event wins to take Day 2 of the 2017 AUS Swimming Championships. But Acadia’s swim team also turned heads with three victories Saturday night and a medal take of 10 in Day 2 of competition.
  • 2016-17 AUS Swimming Awards Announced
    February 10, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2016-17 AUS swimming major award winners as selected by the conference’s six head coaches. Acadia's Brett Liem was named the 2017 AUS Swimming Rookie of the Year.
  • AUS Swimming Championship preview with Gary MacDonald
    February 09, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - An interview with Swimming head coach Gary MacDonald - a preview to the 2017 AUS Swimming Championship hosted by UPEI this weekend (Feb. 10-12, 2017).
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Alison MacEachern
    January 26, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. By John DeCoste - One of the most consistent female swimmers in the AUS, third-year butterfly specialist Alison MacEachern has become a leader on a smaller-than-usual Acadia women's swim team.
  • Highlights from Kemp Fry Memorial Meet at Dalhousie
    November 21, 2016
    HALIFAX, N.S. - This past weekend the Acadia swim team travelled to Halifax to compete in the second annual Kemp /Fry Invitational. This championship format included 6 teams from the Atlantic region plus power house McGill. The meet was the first big focus for athletes trying to attain their CIS standards. This years Championships will be held in Sherbrooke , Quebec at the end of February.
  • Acadia swimming open season at home at Scholz meet
    October 20, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia swimming began their season this past weekend while hosting the 8th annual Jack Scholtz Invitational. A total of five teams took part in this first AUS swim meet. UNB, Mount A, PEI, Dalhousie plus the host Acadia Axemen.
  • Acadia Swimming Season Preview
    October 14, 2016
    Acadia Swimming Season Preview interview with head coach Gary MacDonald. The Axemen and Axewomen open the season at home at the Jack Scholz Meet Oct. 15-16.
  • AUS releases 2016-17 Swim Schedule
    June 03, 2016
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) – Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2016-17 regular season sport schedules for men's and women's swimming.
  • Bedford's Liem top list of committed swimmers
    May 27, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and swimming head coach Gary MacDonald announced today the commitment by Bedford, N.S. native Brett Liem. The 6’3” sprint specialist currently swims for the Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club and as of this summer...
  • Henger commits to Axemen swim team
    February 25, 2016
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University and swimming head coach Gary MacDonald are pleased to announce the commitment to join the Acadia swimming team this fall by Windsor, N.S. native Ben Henger.
  • Axewomen and Axemen combine for second place finish
    February 18, 2016
    HALIFAX, N.S. – Hannah Doiron’s gold medal performance in the 200m breaststroke led the way in Acadia’s second place overall showing at the AUS Swimming Championships hosted by Dalhousie.
  • Preview to AUS Championships at Dalhousie
    February 11, 2016
    (Halifax, N.S.) The 2016 Subway AUS Swimming Championship will get underway this Friday at the Dalplex. The Dalhousie Tigers will host the event that will feature the best collegiate swimmers in Atlantic Canada who will be vying to compete in the 2016 Speedo CIS Swimming Championship in Quebec, Que., February 26-28.
  • Acadia swimming post 3rd & 4th place finishes at Dal
    November 27, 2015
    HALIFAX, N.S. - This past weekend, 18 swimmers ,3 coaches and 1 manager travelled to Dalhousie this past weekend for the first ever Kemp-Fry Invitational. The meet had just been renamed to include Coach David Fry, who recently passed away with a battle with cancer. Coach Fry had been Acadia’s coach for the 2014-15 season
  • Axemen finish 2nd, AxewomeN 3rd at Ambey Legere
    October 26, 2015
    FREDERICTON, N.B. - The Acadia Swim team finished second in men's swimming and third place in women's category at the AUS opening swim meet of the 2015-16 season - the Ambey Legere Invitional hosted by UNB.
  • Swimming coach legend David Fry passes away
    October 22, 2015
    HALIFAX, N.S. - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of former Tigers and Acadia interim swim coach, David Fry.
  • Open Tryout for competitive Swimmers
    August 27, 2015
    The Acadia Varsity swim team is looking for new swimmers with an extensive background in competitive swimming. The first unofficial practices begin on September 8th-10th.
  • Swim Team ends 2014-15 season with team awards
    April 21, 2015
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The 2014-15 season concluded with the Axemen and Axewomen swim teams year-end team awards at the Acadia Athletics Fred G. Kelly Awards Night.
  • Halifax's MacDonald hired to lead Acadia Swimming
    March 31, 2015
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and the Department of Athletics announced today, March 31, 2015, the hiring of Halifax’s Gary MacDonald as the Acadia swim program’s new head coach. MacDonald will replace interim head coach David Fry.
  • Fry named AUS Men's Swimming Coach of the Year
    March 19, 2015
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2014-15 AUS swimming major award winners. Acadia's head coach David Fry was named the AUS Men's Swimming coach of the year while Elizabeth Skuriat was named the Community Service Award winner in February.
  • Swim teams finish 2nd at AUS Championships
    February 09, 2015
    (Halifax, NS) The Dalhousie Tigers swept the 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship this weekend at the Dalplex, as both their men's and women's finished atop the standings after three days of competition. Acadia finished second in both women's and men's standings.
  • AUS Swimming Championship Recap: Day Two
    February 07, 2015
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Dalhousie Tigers remain atop the standings after the second day of competition at the 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship. They won seven of the eleven individual events on the day, while both their men's and women's teams won the relay events as well.
  • Skuriat wins AUS Student-Athlete Community Service Award
    February 06, 2015
    HALIFAX, N.S. - At the 2015 Subway AUS swimming championship banquet held Friday afternoon at the Dalhousie University Club, Acadia’s Elizabeth Skuriat and Dalhousie’s Nigel Champion were named the respective female and male winners of the AUS swimming student-athlete community service awards.
  • AUS Swimming Recap - Day 1 from Dalhousie
    February 06, 2015
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The first day of competition at the 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship has wrapped up and the Dalhousie Tigers have taken a commanding lead, winning seven individual events while Acadia claimed two and the Memorial Sea-Hawks had one of their own.
  • Preview to AUS championships at Dalhousie Feb 6-9
    February 05, 2015
    (Halifax, N.S.) The 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship will get underway this Friday at the Dalplex. The Dalhousie Tigers will host the event that will feature the best collegiate swimmers in Atlantic Canada who will be vying to compete in the 2015 CIS Swimming Championship in Victoria, B.C., on February 19-21.
  • Six qualify for CIS championship after Dal Meet
    November 26, 2014
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Acadia swim team finished in second place amongst AUS competition this past weekend at the AUS Invitational Swim meet hosted by Dalhousie.
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