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Island Swimming hosts championships, Olympic dinner

Island Swimming is celebrating it’s centennial anniversary this year and  will be hosting the 2013 Swim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place, Feb. 28 to March 3.

There is also a dinner with five local Olympians on Thursday (Feb. 28).

Over 600 athletes and supporters are expected for the meet.

Prelims run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day with finals from 5 to 8 p.m.

Randy Bennett, head coach of the 2012 Canadian Olympic swim team, is the keynote speaker for Thursday’s dinner with 2012 Olympic athletes Ryan Cochrane, Richard Weinberger, Brianna Nelson, Alexa Komarnycky and Alec Page.  The Olympians will be talking about their experiences and will be available to answer questions from guests.

Tickets are $20. Purchase through Joanne Forsythe, joanne@islandswimming.com.

sports@vicnews.com

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