WEEK #41: SARA S.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Sara Sutherland, and I am a third-year Kinesiology student and assistant captain on the varsity women’s water polo team at the University of Toronto (UofT). I started swimming competitively at age 8, and grew up playing tennis, squash, volleyball, basketball, and field hockey. I competed in swimming with the Regina Optimist Dolphins swim club both nationally and internationally. Swimming was always my passion. In high school I began playing water polo as well. The technical skills and team aspect are what really drew me to pursue water polo at the national level, training and competing with Team Saskatchewan. In my senior year of high school, Team Saskatchewan 19U Women won the National Championship League Final in May 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. It was a very exciting way to end my high school career and transition to collegiate water polo at the University of Toronto. In my career at UofT, we have all undefeated seasons in the Canadian League, winning the National Collegiate Water Polo (NCWP) League Championship Title in December 2018 and December 2019. In my first year I was awarded a spot on the NCWP all-star team in December 2018 and led our team in goals for the season. Every winter season the UofT Blues water polo team travels to New York, Chicago, and California to play Division I and II NCAA schools, making our competitive season last year-round. With the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently at home training in Regina with my home club, Team Saskatchewan.