Swimming & Diving

  • McDonalds Athletes of the Week - Week 21
    February 26, 2018
    Congratulations to Swimming's Brett Liem and Basketball's Paloma Anderson, this week's McDonalds Athletes of the Week - Week 21. Anderson posted 29 points Acadia's win over CBU and Liem broke two Acadia records and an AUS record in a 5th place finish at the U SPORTS National Championship this past weekend.
  • Liem named Subway AUS Male Athlete of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    Congratulations to Swimming's Brett Liem named the Subway AUS Male Athlete of the Week for his three gold medal wins along with four silvers and a bronze at the AUS championships this past weekend in Saint John, NB.
  • Swim team brings home recent record 33 medals
    February 12, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Acadia swimming team bettered last year’s AUS Swimming championship medal haul of 21 with 33 medals this past weekend. The Axemen and Axewomen finished second in their respective gender category and second overall.
  • Acadia Swimming at AUS championships Day 2
    February 11, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, NB - The Dalhousie Tigers grip on the top step of the podium at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships is beginning to slip… ever so slightly. 
  • Axemen and Axewomen sit second after DAY 1
    February 10, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, NB - The Dalhousie Tigers won 10 of the 12 events on the first day of competition at the 2018 Subway Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, in Saint John. 
  • Liem and MacDonald honoured with AUS Swimming Awards
    February 09, 2018
    (SAINT JOHN, N.B.) Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2017-18 AUS swimming major award winners as selected by the conference’s six head coaches. Acad's Brett Liem was named the Male Swimmer of the Year, while Acadia head coach Gary MacDonald was named the Male Coach of the Year. Congrats to both.
  • Axemen fall short by 10 points in defeating Tigers
    January 21, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The dominant men’s swim team at Dalhousie had a challenger this past weekend in Halifax. The Axemen swim team fell short by 9.5 points in matching the Tigers’ output in the AUS’s last regular season swim meet of the season.
  • Personal bests and U SPORTS qualifying times headline Kemp-Fry
    November 20, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadia swim team completed the three-day Kemp-Fry Swim Meet hosted by Dalhousie University this past weekend with a second place finish in the men’s and women’s divisions and an overall combined second place finish behind the host Dalhousie Tigers.
  • Axewomen and Axemen finish Jack Scholz meet in 2nd place
    October 30, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia swim team wrapped up their second meet of the season with a second place combined finish at the ninth annual Jack Scholz meet hosted at Acadia University.
  • Acadia's Deutsch and Henger post event wins
    October 28, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – At the annual Jack Scholz Memorial Swim Meet, the Dalhousie Tigers grabbed gold medal wins in 16 of 18 events in Day One.
  • Acadia swimming finishes 2nd at first AUS season meet
    October 16, 2017
    FREDERICTON, N.B. – The AUS Swim season kicked off in Fredericton this past weekend at the annual Ambey Legere Invitational Meet hosted by UNB.
  • Season Preview: Swimming team sets high goals
    October 11, 2017
    After an amazing finish to the 2016-17 season at the AUS Championships hosted by UPEI, where the Axemen finished second in the team standings, while the Axewomen finished a close third, the Acadia swim team is hoping for better results this season.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Guy Harrison-Murray
    October 10, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By John DeCoste - First-year Axemen swimmer Guy Harrison-Murray has never let a disability prevent him from achieving his goals, either in his chosen sport or in life in general.
  • 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.
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