The 2018 iteration of the annual (for over half a century) Mel Zajac, Jr. International Swim Meet, June 1-3 at the spectacular new UBC Aquatic Centre, is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent memory, with more world-class talent slated to attend than at any time in recent memory.
The meet had historically brought in top-notch competition, but as the old UBC Aquatic Centre started to show its age, and with the closing of the outdoor Empire pool, the attractiveness of the meet had started to wane. The new UBC Aquatic Centre, however, certainly seems to be living up to its promise of being able to attract world-class competition to BC once again.
Committed to attend thus far, among others, is a squad of approximately 20 swimmers from the University of Florida program, headlined by Caleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte, but with supporting players such as Mark Szaranek and Jan Switkowski, who promise to bring some fast in-season swimming.
Adding to that firepower will be National Junior Teams from both Canada and the US, members of Canada's Senior National Team, as well as some athletes from SwimBC's Provincial Team.
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