TSC December Highlights

We hope you enjoyed your winter break! As we head into the second term, we look back to December where we had season highlights from UBC Quadball SC (formerly known as Quidditch) and UBC Artistic Swimming SC.

Quadball (formerly known as Quidditch)

Quidditch Canada Nationals | December 3rd – 4th – Edmonton, AB

UBC Quadball came into the Quidditch Canada Nationals as the best university team in the west, coming 3rd at Quidditch Canada Divisionals – losing only to community teams. With the competition out east being an unknown to the sport club, they trained hard with hopes to have great performances against all teams.

Upon arrival, UBC Quidditch found out that they are the youngest, least experienced, physically small, and small in numbers team at the tournament – go them! The team finished Day One of the tournament without a win, but played some very close games against both university and community teams. On Day Two, they had limited subs and were running low on gas but managed to keep both of their games close, despite their setbacks.

Overall, UBC Quidditch finished as the 6th ranked Quidditch team in the country and 3rd best university team. Congratulations on a great season! Check out the reel below to see highlights of their times at the tournament.


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Read more about their journey and their tournament here.

Artistic Swimming

Artistic Swimming Winter Watershow | December 12th – UBC Aquatic Centre

UBC TSC Artistic Swimming hosted their annual winter water show and raffle on Sunday, December 12th at the UBC Aquatic Center where athletes had the opportunity to showcase their routines to their friends and family. The performance included extra routines, novice teams, and advanced teams each showing off their new routines for the season.

The show started off with our extra routines including our soloists Claire, Marissa, Serena, Xera, Penny, and Ava; our novice trio by Bryce, Raiyana, and Liam and our experienced duet by Flynne and Marissa.

The novice team coached by Natalie started the second half of the show swimming to the theme of Dance. Next up the experienced Blue team coached by Jordan, performed their Madonna themed routine. This team has been working hard all season on their choreography and execution to “express themselves.”

Then the experienced Gold team coached by Angie, Kyra, and Claire swam to the theme of Disco. This team of 9 is made up of athletes from all over the world including Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Finally, the experienced White team made up of 10 athletes swam to a mix of Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas. This team coached by Stef has been working hard on their choreography and endurance in hopes of winning the national championship title again this season for UBC.

The Artistic Swimming Sport Club would like to thank everyone who came out to support their club by watching their show and purchasing raffle tickets! Now, what can you look forward to? UBC Artistic Swimming will be competing at Westerns in January and then will be headed to Markham, Ontario to compete at Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) Nationals! Follow them on Instagram, @ubcartisticswimming, to stay up to date on future events and fundraisers!

This month we’ve got competition on snow, fields, in the pool, and on the open waters. The sport clubs in action this month are: Alpine Skiing, Artistic Swimming, Equestrian, Nordic Skiing, Lacrosse, and Men’s Ultimate! Stay tuned on @ubctsc on Instagram to keep up with all the action!