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Eric Hedlin wins Silver in Breakout Swim at the Pan Pacs 10km Open Water Race!

Eric Hedlin had a breakthrough swim at the Pan-Pacs in Tokyo today placing 2nd behind American Jordan Wilimovsky.   The Pan-Pacs and Europeans are the 2 major competitions in current cycle and while Eric had previously finished in the medals in the 5km distance he had not been able to translate that success to the 10km Olympic distance until today!

It was the first international medal in five years for Hedlin, the 2013 world silver medallist in the 5-km.

“I feel really happy,” said Hedlin, who raised his arms in jubilation after crossing the finish line

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Jon McKay and Chris Deegan's FINA 10km World Cup in Lac Megantic

Jon and Chris were again racing some of the best Open Water Swimmers in the World this past weekend, swimming the 10km World Cup at Lac Megantic in Quebec.  Both Jon and Chris are young and inexperienced in the sport when compared to many of the swimmers in these races, and every race is a huge learning opportunity for these guys.  At the 5km mark Jon decided to take the lead and push the pace a bit to try and make the field less comfortable, but proceeded to lead the pack for ~4km straight, waisting too much energy in the process and letting the other top guys draft off of him.  Jon staid

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Eric Hedlin 6th in Pan Pacs 1500!

Eric Hedlin qualified for the Pan Pacific Games in the 10km Open Water race, but yesterday he swam the 1500 in the A-Final as well.  Finishing in a time of 15:07.18, Eric finished in 6th place, and puts him in the to 30 in the world this year.  Keep your eyes out for Eric's 10km race, taking place at 7AM in Tokyo on August 14, which is 3PM on August 13 in Victoria.

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