Hawks head to PEI for AUS Championships

Hawks head to PEI for AUS Championships

The 2017 Subway AUS Championships start this weekend, hosted by UPEI.

The full schedule of events can be found at - http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/mswim/2016-17/championship/index. The event begins Friday morning at 10:00 AM, and the events wrap up late Sunday evening.

The Sea-Hawks will be sending 18 athletes to the event. Charli Leblanc, Veronica Reid, Allison Somers, Lesley Marie Lahey, Rebecca Dyer, Ciara Arnott, Naomi Pinno, Vanessa Legge and Darci Tucker will be there representing the women's side. For the men, it's David Haines, Logan Slade, Sam Leawood, Curtis McKay, Daniel Sparkes, Matthew Rose, Nick Sparkes, Evan Tynski and Ryan George.

The Sea-Hawks had a strong showing at the Eastern Cup in Laval, Quebec a few weekends ago, and hope to translate that into some medals in the final event of the season.  Coaches Duffy Earle and Chris Roberts are looking forward to the weekend and expect strong results from the team.

"We are expecting outstanding swims this weekend. We have put together what we feel is the strongest swim team Memorial has had in years with 18 swimmers. The team is excited to get off the blocks tomorrow morning and get ourselves into position for finals."

The event can be streamed live on AUStv.ca, and the finals of each discipline will be available on Bell Fibe TV1, channel 1/401 for Bell subscribers.