Campus Life

Horns swim team grabs top recruit

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's swimming team has signed one of the top young international swimmers in the country.

Pronghorns swim coach Peter Schori announced the signing of top prospect Kurt Carolus on Thursday, a South African national who has been living in Saskatoon. Recruited out of the Saskatoon Goldfins program, Carolus is the third ranked graduating high school swimmer in Canada in the 200-metre butterfly.

"Kurt is a gold star recruit to our program, he is already swimming at a CIS top-10 level and wants to do the work to be better," says Schori. "We have a great incoming class and having Kurt choose the U of L to study and swim gets everyone excited about what we can accomplish next year."

Carolus won the 200-metre fly event at the 2012 Western Canada Championships and finished fourth at the 2012 African Swimming Championships. Last summer, Carolus swam in both the Canadian and South African Olympic trails where he made it to the semifinals in the 200-metre fly at the South African trials.

Prior to joining the 'Horns in the fall, Carolus will represent Team Saskatchewan at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que.

During his first season at the helm of the Pronghorns swim team, Schori achieved notable improvements with the program. The Horns qualified nearly twice as many athletes for the Canada West Championships and sent 11 athletes to swim in the CIS Championships in Calgary.