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Hedlin looking to hit another big milestone this year (Swimming Canada)

"The past year has been filled with many big milestones for open water swimmer Eric Hedlin. The Victoria, B.C, native got married and bought his first home with his new wife, Taylor. Hedlin is now looking to hit another big mark by trying to qualify for his first Olympic Games.

Hedlin will be one of two Canadian males competing this week at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier 2021 in Setubal, Portugal.

“I’m just so happy to finally be at a point where we are heading to Portugal,” said Hedlin. “I’m just really excited at this point.”

Hedlin has won multiple international medals in open water since 2013. At his FINA World Championships debut he captured a silver medal in the 5-km race. Five years later, he got himself back on the podium by winning a silver medal in the 10-km open water race at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. The following year, he captured another medal, a bronze in the 5-km open race at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships."

The men’s race takes place Sunday, Jun 20 at 4:00pm local time. Read the full article on Swimming Canada HERE. Good luck Eric and go BOLTS!


Source: Cheverton, R. (2021, June 18). Hedlin looking to hit another big milestone this year. Swimming Canada.