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Grimes Pops 4:32.45 In 400 IM, Jones Hits 200 BK Best Time On Day 3 Of Fran Crippen Swim Meet

The third night of the 2024 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions showcased finals of the 50 breast, 200 free, 200 back, 50 fly, and 400 IM.

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2024 Fran Crippen SMOC: Katie Grimes Opens First Night With 15:57.31 In 1500 Freestyle

The 2024 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (SMOC) kicked off tonight in Mission Viejo with the 1500 freestyle and sprint relays on the schedule.

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Shima Taghavi Resets Canadian 11-12 NAG Record With 2:32.99 200 Breast, Would Be #1 In U.S.

Taghavi’s time of 2:32.99 in the 200 breast is more than a second faster than the current U.S. NAG record for 11-12 girls.

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Calgary Boys Shatter Canadian 15-17 NAG Record In 400 Medley Relay At Alberta Provincials

The quartet of Nicholas Duncan, Paul Dardis, Aiden Norman and Laon Kim (pictured L-R) combined for a time of 3:45.99, cracking the previous record of 3:48.35.

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2023 Swammy Awards: Canadian Coach of the Year – Carl Simonson

Simonson coached the likes of Lorne Wigginton, Laon Kim, Paul Dardis and several other age groupers to standout years in the pool at UCSC.

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14-Year-Old Amelie Blocksidge Rips Another British Junior Record in SCM 800 Free (8:19.85)

Amelie Blocksidge won the 800 free by almost 10 seconds in 8:19.85, two seconds faster than her own British junior record (8:21.97) from earlier this month.

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UCSC Boys Break Canadian NAG Record in SCM 400 Free Relay (3:15.26) to Cap Day 3 of OJI

UCSC shaved more than a second off its previous record of 3:16.70 from last December, with the biggest drops coming from Kim’s second leg and Dardis’ anchor.

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Theodora Taylor, Filp Nowacki Break British Junior Records in 100 Breast at OJI

At just 14 years old, Theodora Taylor blasted a 1:06.98 in the girls’ SCM 100 breast to take down the British junior record.

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15-Year-Old Laon Kim Fires Off 3:55.72 400 Free At UCSC November Invitational (SCM)

Although shy of his best times, Kim’s times of 2:02.08 in the 200 IM and 3:55.72 in the 400 free moved him up the historical 15-year-old rankings in Canada.

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UCSC Swimmers Break Provincial Records at the Dino Invitational

Laon Kim and Sienna Rodgers, both 15 years old, set Alberta Provincial Age Group Short Course Records in the 50 free and 50 back, respectively.

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Canadian NAG Record Holder Laon Kim Officially Joining UCSC For 2023-24 Season

After spending the early stages of his career at Hyack, Kim underwent a trial run at UCSC this summer while weighing his options for the 2023-24 season.

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UCSC Tops Team Race, Kim, Nicol Among High Point Award Winners At Canadian Championships

The University of Calgary Swim Club piled up the points en route to claiming the overall, junior and women’s team championship banners in Toronto.

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Laon Kim Drops 1:49.62 To Become Youngest Canadian Sub-1:50 In 200 Free

Despite only turning 15 recently, Kim is already the #1 Canadian ever in the 15-16 age group and is within striking distance of the 15-17 NAG record.

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Several Provincial Records Fall on Night 6 of Canadian Age Group Championships

Several swimmers posted provincial records on night 6 of the 2023 Canadian Swimming Age Group Championships, including Olympian Rachel Nicol.

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UCSC Demolishes Decade-Old Canadian 800 Free Relay Record By Almost 14 Seconds

Laon Kim (1:51.08), Paul Dardis (1:50.95), Aiden Norman (1:51.98), and Lorne Wigginton (1:49.47) combined to crush a decade-old record in the 800 free relay.

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