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Top-five finishes for Victoria’s McKay at Australian open water nationals - Story by Swimming Canada

ADELAIDE, Australia – Victoria’s Jon McKay posted a pair of top-five finishes in a strong international field at the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships over the weekend.
 

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Jon McKay's Double Podium at Australian Nationals!

Jon McKay and coach Ron Jacks were in Australia over the weekend, competing at the very competitive Australian Open Water National Championships.  Along with Australia's best, some of the sport's top swimmers, including Olympic Gold Medallist Ferry Weertman, and World Champion Jordan Wilimovsky.

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Buy your tickets to USport Championships!

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2020 USport Championships, taking place at Saanich Commonwealth February 20 - 22.  The USport Championships are the biggest University Swim Meet in Canada each year, serve as the National Championship competition, and is always one of the most exciting meets in the country.  Come cheer on your Vikes! 

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Vikes round into form in the Lower Mainland with national approaching

VANCOUVER – The University of Victoria Vikes shook off the holiday rust with a pair of meets over the weekend in the Lower Mainland.
 
First up was a quad meet against the host Simon Fraser University Clan, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks.
 
A point-based event, only the top two swimmers from each school in each event scored points. 
 

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Nolan Crisp Breaks Two Canadian Age Group Records!

Congratulations to Nolan Crisp who broke two 11-12 Canadian Age Group Records during the Mid Summer Madness Meet.On Saturday August 3rd he smashed the 100BK record by 1.11 seconds which was set in 2012 and on Sunday August 4th he broke the 200BK record by .62 which had stood since 1998.

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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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