Team Alberta competes at 58th annual Mel Zajac International Swim Meet


VANCOUVER – 19 swimmers raced for Team Alberta at the 58th annual Mel Zajac International Swim Meet from June 2 to 4 at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Originally founded in 1963 as Canada Cup by swim coach Howard Firby, the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet works to bring elite national and international talent to Vancouver to race local athletes. Now named after Canadian Olympic swimmer Mel Zajac Jr., the meet is the largest of its kind in Western Canada.

Team Alberta podiumed three times over the course of the weekend. Oliver Dawson earned bronze in the 200-m breaststroke in 2:20.99 and teammate Tanner Cole captured silver in the 400-m individual medley in 4:34.05. On the women’s side, Sienna Rodgers placed second in the 50-m backstroke in 29.49.

National team members Joshua Liendo and Maggie Mac Neil were also in attendance. Liendo and Mac Neil broke three meet records in the 100-m butterfly and 100-m freestyle.

Over the next two days, Team Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia are training together at a camp before competing again on Wednesday.

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