Uldis Tazans
Uldis Tazans

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

High School:
Rigas Jana Poruka Secondary School

Event:
Breast/Fly

01/31/2015

Men's Swimming & Diving Places Third at Shamrock Invite

The Bears achieve six season-best times in its final meet before the Mid-American Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in March

01/30/2015

Bears Complete First Day of Shamrock Invitational

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday

01/08/2015

Bears Hang Tough With No. 15 Tennessee, Texas A&M in Dual

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team set three new season-best times against the host Aggies and No. 15 Volunteers in a Thursday double dual to conclude the Bears' training trip in Texas

11/23/2014

Bears End Louisville Invite With Third, Fourth Place Showings

Miguel Davila, Uvis Kalnins and Paul Le earn B-cut times as the Missouri State Bears swimming and diving teams wrap up the Louisville Invite Sunday

11/22/2014

Swimming & Diving Completes Second Day at U of L Invite

The Missouri State Bears swimming and diving team continues its Louisville Invitational showing by setting multiple season-best times Saturday

2013-14: Joined the Bears in January, 2014, in time for the dual against Colorado Mesa ... Finished fourth in the 100 IM ... Also swam breaststroke leg of 800 medley relay that placed second in a time of 7:49.11 ... Won first event of collegiate career in 100 breast in dual against Truman State ... Placed fourth overall at the MAC championships in the 100 breast with a 55.05 ... Won the B-final of the 200 breast (2:00.24) at the championships.

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.

Personal:
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.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Breast 54.65 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/7/14
200 Breast 2:00.24 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/8/14
200 Fly 2:15.55 Missouri Show-Me Showdown 10/3/14
50 Free 21.72 Louisville Invitational 11/21/14
100 Free 48.59 vs. Evansville 10/10/14
200 Free 2:00.90 Missouri Show-Me Showdown 10/3/14

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