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RCSI student to represent Irish Universities at Water Polo tournament

20 March 2015
RCSI student, Johanna Pinto Lee, (Foundation Year student from Canada) has been selected for the Irish University Women's Water Polo team at the Celtic Tri-Nations tournament in Glasgow which runs from 3rd-5th April.
 

Johanna Pinto Lee in action in the pool
 

Speaking on her selection, Johanna said, "This year, I will be competing for RCSI on the Irish University Women's Water Polo team at the Celtic Tri-Nations tournament in Glasgow over Easter weekend. We will be competing against the Scottish and Welsh teams for the Tri-Nation Cup. I started playing water polo back home in Canada when I was 11 years old; I trained with my club team and then competed provincially with Team Ontario and at the Canadian National Championships. Water polo was such a large part of my life that when I moved to Dublin I still wanted to keep playing; I found the Dublin University Swimming Club (DUSC) on Twitter and decided to start training with them.

The water polo community in Ireland is small but thriving, so far my time training with DUSC on behalf of RCSI has been an amazing! I competed at the University Inter-varsities in January and a few teammates and myself from the Trinity College women's team were selected to compete in Glasgow together. It has been a while since I have competed at a large tournament and I cannot wait for the hustle and bustle of traveling with a team again. We have big hopes of winning the tournament this year, hopefully we come back to Dublin holding a trophy!" she continued. 
 
We wish Johanna and the Irish team all the best of luck