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Men take relay gold and almost win the meet.

UVPCS Men stole the gold in 4x100 Medley Relay going away. After a great opening leg by Jake Rambo, Fitzpatrick came off winning the 100 Breast to move the team into first. Ogilvie and Murdock closed it out to finish over 2 seconds ahead of the next team. The time of 3:46 broke the senior club record by 2 seconds.

The men concluded the meet in second, and a scant 9 pts behind the winning University of Laval. 

The team were sixth overall. The highest combined finish at nationals for UVPCS. 

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Fitzpatrick takes 100 Br Gold

Brendan Fitzpatrick catpitalized on a great weekend of racing to steal the gold from a more experienced field . 

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Fitzpatrick and men's relay qualify first!

Day Four Prelims from WInnipeg

The last prelim session was a challenging one. In spite of that Brendan Fitzpatrick came through big qualifying first in 100m Breaststroke in a very quick 1:03.1. 

Rambo, Fitzpatrick, Ogilvie and Murdock again stood tall in the men’s 4x100 Medley relay also qualifying first but will need to step up tonight to be on the podium. 

Ogilvie, Rambo and Murdock  did not advance in individual events. 

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UVCPS improves all prelim swims.

Day Three Finals 

Action began in the pool for UVPCS with the 50m Backstroke. Hana Edwards improved on her morning effort moving from 13th to 11th, finishing in 29.85 just over her pb. Minutes later Jacob Rambo mirrored Edwards performance moving from 12th to 11th and improved to 27.1.

Ogilvie shaved a tenth off his prelim swim in 100m Butterfly staying 7th in the A final at 55.5.

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Murdock, Rambo, Ogilvie rise to day three highlights. Relay in!

Day Three in Winnipeg

After last night's excitment getting this morning ready to go was a challenge. The 200 IM was the first event. Jake Rambo and Brendan Fitzpatrick were just off their previous bests and will not advance.

Keir Ogilvie was back in action after a silver medal relay performance last night. His 55.6 100m fly this morning was enough to slide into 7th spot and his first national A final appearance in individual competition. 

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Medal count goes up!

Day Two from Winnipeg: 

Cale Murdock lead off the evening in 200m Freestyle. His opening 50m was 26.1 and he was able to move through the field to finish 3rd for the bronze at 1:51.6

In the 100m Backstroke Jake Rambo was at the 50m wall first in the B Final and came from 16th spot after prelims to 11th in a time of 58.2, just over his best from earlier this year. 

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Gold for UVPCS on Day One

On Day One at the national championships in Winnipeg rhe UVCPS crew.

Eric Hedlin took top spot over 1500m to take gold in 15:24

Hana Edwards snuck into the B Final in 200m Backstroke and moved up to 15th in the final at 2:17. Lauren Taylor had best in 800m Fr time trial and Naeva Scott-Bouris had a PB in 200m Backstroke time trial.

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Jon McKay 7th and Top Canadian in Pan Am Games 10km Race after miscount

Jon McKay represented Canada at the 2019 Pan Pacific Games in Lima on Sunday in the 10km Open Water race!  Jon, coming off a great swim at World Champs, was swimming confidently moving into Lima.  Jon swam with the pack for just over half the race before making a move on the field and moving away from the pack.  Unfortunately Jon mis-counted at some point, and thought he was one lap ahead of where he was (out of 8 total laps).  This meant that once he realized his mistake, he had spent too much energy to finish as strong as he wanted to.  After being 48 seconds ahead of the field with only

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Arizona Senior Championships Day 4

Our last night in Tucson featured 7 final swims.

200 IM was the first event up and Kali Lancaster and Sydney Meldrum had lanes 2 & 3. Kali dropped 2.5 seconds off her a.m. swim and Sydney dropped .32. Laura Rincon was next heat in the B-Final and dropped the same .32 to end up in 11th place overall.

200 Back was up next and Lily Chen was in the B-final finishing up in 15th spot.

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Arizona Senior Championships Day 3

Wild night in Tucson!! Well it was hot and wild in Tucson tonight. The night started off over 105 degrees so even getting up on the blocks was kind of hot on the feet.

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