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Local physician scores seven swimming medals

Leamington resident Dr. David Murphy is no stranger to physical fitness.

If he’s not in a fitness or yoga class, he can be found cycling or swimming, or even acting in local theatre productions.

On the May 24-26 weekend, he competed in the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships at Windsor Aquatic Centre, where he came away with seven medals.

The local physician took gold in the 400m individual medley, 800m freestyle and 1500m freestyle, while capturing silver medals in the 200m breaststroke, 200m backstroke and 100m freestyle. He topped it off with a bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Dr. Murphy has been competing in Masters Swimming competitions for almost 40 years and this year competed in the 75-79 age group.

Several hundred swimmers competed during the weekend, which is open to swimmers 18 years and older and includes a couple competitors who are over 100.

He says it keeps him fit and competing across all four disciplines keeps the events exciting for him as the different strokes each have their own unique training regimen.

David and his wife relocated to Leamington nine years ago from Barrie where he had practiced medicine for over 30 years.

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