Uldis Tazans
Uldis Tazans


Riga, Latvia

High School:
Rigas Jana Poruka Secondary School



MSU Swimming & Diving Completes Dominating Performance for First MAC Championship

Bears men, women sweep league championships for first time since 2008


MSU Swimming & Diving Ups Lead at MAC Championships

Bears win four more events; lead by 118 points heading into final day


Swimming Bears Split at Shamrock Invitational; Defeat No. 25 Iowa

MSU beats ranked Hawkeyes, 213-157; falls to Notre Dame, 233-147


Bears Swimming & Diving Starts Strong at Shamrock Invitational

MSU leads No. 25 Iowa, 61-49; trails, Notre Dame, 58-52


Men's Swimming & Diving Faces Tough Field at Shamrock Invitational This Weekend

Bears take on No. 25 Iowa, Notre Dame, Incarnate Word Friday and Saturday

Background: Has won many Latvian championships, holding records in breaststrokes and relays ... Swam in 11th FINA Short-Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013 ... Earned 'B' cut time in FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, in 2013, in the 50-meter breaststroke ... Won Baltic State Championships in Serbia in 2012 ... Also swam in European championships in Debrecen, Hungary in 2012 ... Went to 2011 European Championships in Serbia ... Became Latvian champion for first time in 2010 and swam in European Junior Championships in Finland.

Born Oct. 25, 1993, in Riga, Latvia ... Son of Ina and Normunds Tazans ... Has one sister, Ieva Baumerte, and one brother, Martins Birks ... Plans on majoring in physical education at Missouri State ... Would like to become a coach.

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