UCC’s track record in the pool is among the best of all schools in Ontario. Our swimmers raced to second overall at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championship in 2015, powered by second-place finishes from both the junior and senior teams. The victory – which for some boys was a culmination of eight years of training at the school – represented the best results ever for UCC’s swim program.
The junior team and 2015 CISAA champions finished ahead of 86 other high schools. The senior team and also reigning CISAA champions outperformed 83 schools.
The varsity team has now captured the CISAA overall men’s championship five straight times, the open championship for the ninth consecutive year and the senior (Under 20) championship for the fourth in five years. With so many boys finishing gold, silver or bronze in the respective events, it’s no wonder many of our swimmers also go on to compete at the post-secondary level.
The Prep and Under 14 teams have also claimed several consecutive CISAA crowns in recent years.
From Year 3 to Year 6, every Prep boy learns to swim at UCC’s indoor pool as part of the physical education curriculum. Boys in Year 5 to 7 may join the swim team from November to March. Coaches help boys develop skills such as character, teamwork and self-discipline for future successes in and out of the water. Every student is taught all four competitive racing strokes: freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke. They also learn proper racing starts and turns. Every boy who wishes to represent the school may do so at various championship meets. The swim coaches work with each student no matter their skill level.
The Upper School swim season runs from November to the OFSAA championship in March.