Vincent Georgie, acting associate vice-president, external, and Lancer alumnus Matt Butler (BA 1990) lead a video tour previewing the eight-lane, 25-metre Lancer Centre community pool. The facility features a zero-entry ramp; privacy curtains; designated swim times; and universal, men's, and women's change rooms to ensure barrier-free accessibility for students and visitors.
Offering programs and activities for all ages and abilities, this signature space will provide research opportunities, student employment, and community partnerships. The pool promises to be a popular community hub, perfect for Lancer summer camp programs and sport tourism activities.
Butler was an all-Canadian varsity swimmer who received the Olympic Shield in 1990 as male Lancer athlete of the year. His five-year university career garnered seven provincial medals, including two golds in the 100m backstroke, and saw him named team MVP each year. He competed three times in the Olympic Trials and earned a gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the 2009 World Master Games in Sydney, Australia. Butler was inducted into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.