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Virva dives in with the best

The Union Staff

Dillon Virva, a 2012 Nevada Union graduate and member of the UNLV Team Rebel club swim team, dove in against the best last weekend at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine.

Competing against other elite swimmers in the nation, Virva tallied a personal best time in the 50-meter freestyle (22.56 seconds), ranking him 18th in the nation. Olympian Anthony Ervin won the event with a time of 21.55.

Virva also competed in the 50 butterfly and the 100 butterfly, finishing 36th with a time of 24.75 in the 50, and 47th in the nation in the 100 with a time of 54.94.

Virva is currently ranked No. 16 in the world in the short course 50 free (19.19), a time he set at the NCAA D-I Championships in Austin, Texas earlier this year.Coaches and event organizers may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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