Gryphon Swimmer Going to Olympics

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EvanGryphon swimmer Evan Van Moerkerke is on his way to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

Van Moerkerke, a fourth-year student, earned a spot on the 400m freestyle relay team during the Canadian Olympic trials held in Toronto earlier this month.

He also qualified for the 2016 world short course championships taking place in December in Windsor.

In February, Van Moerkerke won his first national gold medal in the men’s 100m freestyle during the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. He also took home CIS silver in 200m and bronze in 4×100m freestyle relay.