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November 06, 2003
  Swimming swellPDF files may take a moment to load

Not all swim competitions are meant to be won.

Last weekend's College's Cup at the University of British Columbia was a training meet for the University of Calgary swim team, who swam without the "fastskin" race suits worn by other teams, and placed third and fifth overall, women and men respectively.

"We wanted to see how we could swim without fastskins so when we use them at nationals at the end of the month, we will go that much faster," explained team captain Cameron Hyder.

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October 30, 2003
  Surface tensionPDF files may take a moment to load

From above, swimmers glide effortlessly through the water, coaches casually stroll the deck and a quiet surface tranquility surrounds the University of Calgary pool.

From beneath, strokes are focused, driven and exceedingly challenging. An Olympic year has surfaced and its imminence radiates an energy felt by all members of the U of C swim team.

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February 27, 2003
  CIS swim season all dried upPDF files may take a moment to load

The top two finishes at last weekend's CIS Swimming Championships look the same for both the women and the men: British Columbia first, Calgary second. Though the Dinos beat both Thunderbirds teams at the Canada West Championships, they came up a little short at CIs.

The women finished a mere 50 points behind UBS's 666.5 score, well ahead of third place Laval's 327 points. The men finished with 428 points to UBC's 618.5, while McGill was third with 312.

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January 23, 2003
  Swimmers take goldPDF files may take a moment to load

After last weekend's Canada West Swimming Championships at the U of C, the pool seems a little bit different. Is the water cleaner? Is the deck bigger? No, but the presence of a sweeping Dinos victory fills the air, and soon, a championship banner will fill space on the wall. For the swimmers, it may as well have been at an Olympic swimming pool.

"It doesn't even feel like the same place we come to everyday," said Dena Durand, a third year U of C swimmer who took gold in the 200m Breaststroke.

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November 21, 2002
  Swimmers hope to stay afloatPDF files may take a moment to load

With the Dinos' second place finish in last year's varsity swimming season, 12 years of swimming behind her and Olympic trials on the horizon, by some standards, third-year Dinos swimmer Emma Spooner is still a rookie.

"I guess in the scheme of things, it's not that long," Spooner says about starting the sport when she was 12. "Some people have been swimming since they were four."

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July 25, 2002
  Dinos quartet off to ManchesterPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada will be well represented at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. To be more precise, Canada will be well represented by the Dinos. Four athletes from the University of Calgary varsity swim team and one former Dino swimmer will compete for Canada at the games.

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