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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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Chris Deegan Second at Fina UltraMarathon 32km Race in Lac St. Jean, Quebec!

In only his 2nd ever UltraMarathon Race, Chris Deegan, representing Australia (and UVPCS!) finished second overall this year!  As a Fina race series, this race always attracts some of the Ultra-Distance swimmers in the world, and to come 2nd is quite the achievement!  Chris will come away from the race with 4500 American dollars in prize money (with perhaps a 1000$ bonus if the results show he had the fastest 500m in the race, to be determined), and a lot of pride!  Chris swam with the pack until the eventual winner, Marcel Schouten from the Netherlands, decided to break away from the pack

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Arizona Senior Championships - Day 2

Arizona Senior Champs Day 2

The night started off with the 200 Medley relay where our girls went in sitting in 5th place based on their entry time. Leading off with Lily Chen, Laura Rincon, Sydney Meldrum, and Grace MacDonald the team came out of the race in 6th place.

Next up was the 200 Freestyle where Grace did a great job in the a.m. and swam to within .12 of her best time and placed 5th after the a.m. heats.

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Arizona Senior Championships Tucson Arizona Day 1

The first night started off great with a bronze medal for Jane Maycock in the 1500 Freestyle. The temperature was in the high 30`s so it was nice to enjoy the heat.

The relay team of Lily Chen, Kali Lancaster, Sydney Meldrum, and Grace MacDonald went into the race seeded 8th, but finished in 6th place with some good efforts by the team. The meet continues on through until Sunday.

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Jon McKay Swims Great at First World Championships!

Jon McKay swam the 10km Open Water race at the World Championships in Korea today.  With 10 Olympic spots available in this race, the best of the best were there with a mission.  Jon swam a very smart race given his minimal experience, holding back in the field and saving energy for the first half of the race, moving up to 18th in the third quarter as the pace quickened, and held in the top pack until the last mile of the race, finishing 24th place overall in a field of 75!  Finishing in the top third of the field as one of the least experienced swimmers there is a great result, congratulat

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