Male Junior Relay Initiative caps competition with two more medals

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CHARLOTTE – Swimming Canada’s Male Junior Relay Initiative program capped a successful weekend at the fifth stop on the U.S. Grand Prix swimming circuit on Sunday with two more medal performances.

In the men’s 4×100-m medley relay, SwimMac from North Carolina took the gold in three minutes and 45.57 seconds. The first Canadian junior foursome was second in 3:47.14 and another Canadian junior group followed in 3:53.90.

The second place Canadian team was comprised of Javier Acevedo of Ajax, Ont., Matthew Ackman of Pointe-Claire, Que., Gael Chaubet of Longueuil, Que., and Yuri Kisil of Calgary. They were followed by Marshal Parker and Jonathan Brown, both of Vancouver, Stefan Milosevic of Victoria and Mirando Jarry of Montreal.

A Junior Male Relay Take-Off camp was held last month as part of a strategy to develop the next generation of Canadian men’s freestyle relay teams. The NFL Combine style camp focused on developing 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relays and the swimmers executed anaerobic and endurance test sets as well as work on relay takeovers, strength and conditioning.

The Male Junior Relay Initiative also earned silver and bronze in the 4×100-m freestyle relay on Friday and the 4×200-m freestyle relay on Saturday.

Full results: http://charlotteultraswim.com/results14/index.htm

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