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UBC Begins Training In New Aquatic Centre

The University of British Columbia swimmers are getting a taste of luxury after moving their training grounds to the new state-of-the-art aquatic centre this week.

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UBC The Best In The West As Conference Championships Draw Near

UBC appears to be the top team in the Canada West conference for both men and women with the Canada West championships just over two-weeks away.

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Brian Johns Named Head Coach Of Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

Former Canadian Olympian Brian Johns was named the head coach and director of swimming for the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club

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UBC Signs Six Men, 10 Women To Team For 2016-17 Season

The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds are undergoing a large rebuild in terms of their team, saying goodbye to staple veterans such as Tera Van Beilen and Rebecca Terejko, and focusing on a new group of athletes.

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World Jr Champ Markus Thormeyer De-Commits from USC, Heads to UBC

Thormeyer helped Canada to a gold medal in the mixed 4×100 free relay at the 2015 World Jr Champs in Singapore.

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Roof Complete, Swimmers Bury Loonies At New UBC Aquatic Centre

The construction of the roof on the new UBC Aquatic Centre has been completed with the construction estimated to be finished in the late fall of 2016.

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McCabe Puts Up Top Time in the 200 Breaststroke at Colleges’ Cup

Martha McCabe posted a 2:21.84 in the women’s 200 breaststroke to tie Jenna Laukkanen for the top spot in the world rankings…

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Nicol Comes Away With an Impressive Win at the Mel Zajac Jr International

Rachel Nicol was one of five members of the Canadian Pan American Games team to take home gold on the first night of the Mel Zajac Jr. International…

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Emily Overholt To Defer UBC Commitment Until After 2016 Olympics

Canadian swimmer Emily Overholt has decided to defer her acceptance to the University of British Columbia and their varsity swim team in order to focus on the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Video Interview: 50 Free Co-Champion Yuri Kisil Swears His Hips Don’t Lie

Yuri Kisil is one of the best sprinters in the nation, but up until this point there was no clear evidence that his hips didn’t lie. Now, standing beside 50 freestyle co-champion Alex Loginov who can testify as a witness, there is finally proof….

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Video Interview: Savannah King Previews Tonight’s 800 Free Final

Savannah King is going to attempt to go five for five in the women’s 800m freestyle tonight in order to win the Major Grand Slam Award. The Major Grand Slam Award is given to any athlete who wins a single event at five CIS Championships in a row.

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Video Interview: Coleman Allen Talks CIS Victory And Trials

There was buzz on the pool-deck of a possible Canadian record in the 100m fly here in Victoria, and although that didn’t happen tonight, Coleman Allen’s performance did not disappoint.

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Coleman Allen Ties Canadian Record, Takes Down Another CIS Championship Record

Coleman Allen broke his own CIS record in the 100m fly during prelims on day one, and on day two, he broke another record en route to taking the top seed in the 50m fly.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: UBC Head Coach Steve Price

Steve Price is the head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds. This weekend, the men and women are looking to fight for titles. The women are the defending champions, and the men are currently ranked first overall in the CIS after finishing second overall at the CIS Championships last year.

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Road To The CIS Championships: Savannah King

Savannah King has been one of the best distance freestylers, not just in the CIS, but in Canada for some time now. Last season she took home a win in the 800m freestyle final, second in the 400, and was a big part of the winning women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

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