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Marya Peters ('15)
Marya Peters has been in the pool since she was just five weeks old, but began swimming competitively at age eight.

Her record is impressive. Named Mount Allison’s 2012-13 and 2013-14 swimming MVP, she holds Mountie records in the 100-metre free, 200-metre free, 50-metre back, 100-metre back, and 200-metre back, and was the overall rookie of the year in her first year at Mount A. She qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championships in each of the past three years and is also a member of Mount Allison’s cross-country team — earning an ACAA all-star designation in her first year.

Peters says the best part of swimming for Mount Allison is her teammates.

“We’re a very close team, we all push each other in the pool, we encourage each other,” she says. “It may be the Mount A environment in general — everybody is like that.”

Swimming runs in the Peters family. Her father, John, is the head coach of Mount Allison’s swim team, her brothers Mitchell (’13) and Mikhel (’14) both swam for Mount A, and her younger brother Martin was a member of New Brunswick’s Canada Games team.

Peters’ goal for next season is to head to the CIS nationals again, but she would also like to make the cut for the senior nationals and earn a chance to attend Olympic trials.