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March 02, 2006
  Underwater farting pushes UBC past DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport Swimming Championship held at Universite Laval Feb. 24-26 mirrored the Canada West Championship that took place a month earlier. Since no word exists to describe the domination that took place, I'll make one up: the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds thromplasted the competition. The Dinos were a solid second behind their T-Bird rivals.

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February 02, 2006
  Not just splashin' aroundPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos swim team was drenched by a perfectly executed University of British Columbia Thunderbirds cannonball at the 2006 Canada West Swimming Championship Jan. 27-29. While the T-Birds dominated like the only able-eared kid in a deaf kids' game of Marco Polo, the Dinos were certainly second.

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December 08, 2005
  Dinos go swimming in Lake... headPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos wrestling team went, saw, and almost conquered Thunder Bay as they entered Lakehead University's National Dual Meets Sat., Dec. 3. The men placed a strong second while the women finished fourth in an extremely talented and difficult field.

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April 07, 2005
  Breaststrokers are the best strokersPDF files may take a moment to load

Enter the basement of kinesiology. It's a land populated by windowless concrete weight rooms, a sunless land where Dinos roam, their muscles rippling under form-hugging spandex as they lift rep upon rep to the tune of banging weights and loud rock music.

This is an underground land few non-varsity university students will enter in their four or often five years, but it is a second home to Dino athletes.

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April 15, 2004
  Drowning in a pool of their goodbye tearsPDF files may take a moment to load

Emma Spooner was almost overlooked in the fifth-year profile hunt, and rightly so--she is graduating after four years, an almost unheard of feat for athletes, not to mention the Gauntleteers who cover them.

With an English Honours degree under her belt, Emma hopes to continue swimming beyond the familiar depths of the U of C swimming pool, with an eye on the Olympic trials and possible Olympic glory.

"The trials are coming up, so we'll see what happens," says a humble Spooner.

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April 15, 2004
  SwimmingPDF files may take a moment to load

Talent
These athletes have shown resilience and results through intense training.
Rookies that deserve an honourable mention here are William Durban, Morgan Engi
and Kimberly Hersch, who all made CIS National Championships alongside a steady
bunch of senior stars.

Coaching
The swim team boasts a prestigious Coach of the Year award from the CIS
Championships. Need I say more of Mike Blondal?

Achievement

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February 05, 2004
  Swimmers secondPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canada West swimming championships in Victoria, B.C. Jan. 23-25, ended with a small defeat for the Dinos swim team. They lost this battle to, yes, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, falling 80 points short of their arch rivals. The battle was minor, but not without many great individual Dino performances.

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December 04, 2003
  Swimming Dinos are number twoPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada's top swimmers gathered in Quebec City Nov. 27-30 for the Canada Open and Short Course Swim Nationals. Shaved and tapered, the University of Calgary Dinos notched several top-eight finishes:
• Kristy Cameron - 8th 200m IM
• Dena Durand - 5th 400m IM
• Erin Gammel - 2nd 50m backstoke, 2nd 100m backstroke
• Cameron Hyder - 4th 400m IM, 6th 200m IM, 8th 200m freestyle
• Chad Murray - 3rd 200m IM, 3rd 200m butterfly, 3rd 400m IM
• Jonathan Schjott - 4th 200m butterfly

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November 13, 2003
  Swimmers get fast, stay toughPDF files may take a moment to load

"In an Olympic year, you need to start doing abnormal things--you have to swim abnormally fast," stated Dinos swimming Head Coach Mike Blondal.

The Nov. 7-9 Cascade Speed Meet results justify the rhetoric.

The high-calibre club competition saw the University of Calgary Dinos race fast, only a week after a tiring College's Cup meet in Vancouver.

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