Margaret Savage

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For most of her life Marg has been involved with teaching and coaching young people. At the age of 19 she started teaching high school and coaching several sports including basketball, track and field, volleyball and gymnastics. In her first year as a coach her senior basketball team missed winning the city championships by 1 point – a lesson she will never forget.
More recently she was the assistant coach of the Simon Fraser University Swimming Team. SFU men’s team won 9 consecutive US National University Championships, ten in total while the women’s team won 3. Internationally our team members did well. Our athletes made 24 international teams, winning a total of 9 medals.

Coaching at the University level gave Marg the opportunity to travel with Canadian International teams. This too was a great experience being exposed to international competition and athletes and meeting people from around the world. Trips included Caracas, Venezuela (Pan American Games); Tokyo Japan (Japanese National Championships, FINA Cup); Moscow, U.S.S.R (Olympic Games, dual meet); Berlin, Germany (World Championships); Edmonton, Canada (Commonwealth Games); Montreal, Canada (Olympic Games); Coventry, England (British National Championships). In her role as coach Marg tried to help each athlete develop to their full potential.
Marg has competed in many sports. Most recently she has become interested in Olympic Weightlifting, Power Lifting and Taekwondo. Currently she holds Pan American and World Records for her age and weight category in Olympic Weightlifting. She has earned her black belt in Taekwondo.

Honors include award for outstanding contribution to sport at Simon Fraser University; Inductee, BC Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame; Honoree, Margaret & Paul Savage Pool, Simon Fraser University; NAIA National Swimming Coach of the Year and Inductee, NAIA National Coaching Hall of Fame (first woman inductee). Inducted into the Simon Fraser University Athletics Hall of Fame.