(FREDERICTON, N.B.) Marya Peters and Kayla Martins are two new Varsity Reds looking to make a big impact with UNB swimming this year.
Marya Peters may be new to UNB, but she's a familiar face for the AUS and CIS swimming community. She completed her BA at Mount Allison and chose to come to UNB for her fifth year of eligibility.
Peters is a three-time AUS All-Star and CIS qualifier.
"We are thrilled to add this freestyle and backstroke specialist to our roster," said UNB head coach Robin Ferdinand. "Having her leadership in and out of the pool is invaluable, and having her contributing to our relays will make a huge difference to our team."
Fun Fact: Marya Peters' dad, John Peters, is the coach of Mount Allison's swim team, and all three of her brother have also competed for Mount Allison Swimming. Her brother Martin is currently still a member of Mounties).
Martins is a distance specialist from Kenora, Ontario. Last season she was the team captain for the Kenora Swimming Sharks, where she broke team records in the 800m and 1500m freestyle.
"Kayla will be a great addition to our team, especially in the distance events which have been dominated by Dalhousie for the past few years," said Ferdinand.
Fun Fact: Martins' coach in Kenora was Edie Fisher, whose husband Bruce Fisher was the head coach of UNB Swimming in the lates 80s - early 90s.
UNB Swimming will have their first meet when they host the Amby Leger Invitational on October 16-17.