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UVic-PCS Athlete Makes Olympic Team!

Nathan O'Brien won the Men's 200M Backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Trials on Friday. His time of 1:59.17 was the second fastest time ever swam by a Canadian swimmer and only 2/100's off the Canadian Record. More importantly, his time was well under the qualifying standard and has earned him a trip to the Athens Olympics next month.

Nathan's family has a long history with PCS Coach Ron Jacks and the Olympics. In 1976 Ron coached Nathan's mother in the 1976 Montreal Olympics were she competed in the 800M Freestyle.

After the race Nathan commented "Right now I feel just pure joy, this is my first international meet and it feels pretty amazing. I couldn't be happier! My mother was here to see it and she is very happy for me."