PCSPA's annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser starts February 1st and runs through May 31st 2016. To kick off the fundraising efforts there will be a $50 Team Aquatic Supplies Gift Card prize for the top fundraiser February 1st-7th inclusive. Below are the event dates by group, please take note of your swimmer's date and time. All Swim-A-Thon events take place at UVic's McKinnon pool this year. Our fundraising goal this year is $25,000 which is approximately $100 per swimmer. All registered swimmers should plan to participate.
With eighty-five Pacific Coast Swimming swimmers attending the regional meet in Nanaimo, the energy was electric on deck, helping us capture the VIR Short Course Championships. Winning the meet over cross town rival Island Swimming and eight other Vancouver Island clubs wasn`t an easy task, as the Bolts were short handed with some of our top age group swimmers racing at the Arena Grand Prix meet in Austin, Texas.
PCS' own Laura Rincon recently competed at her home country of Columbia. In the 13 year old girls events, Laura won the 100 Breaststroke Gold, and Silver in the 50 Breaststroke. She will be looking for similar success in Canada after returning to Victoria this weekend.
On the final day at Richmond SwimFast PCS continued to strike gold. Crisp(50 Bk), Schmidt(100Br) and Gutierrez (400Fr) and the 12-13 Boys relay(Chapman, Schmidt, Ogilvie and Gutierrez) came away in top spot with Crisp adding a silver in 200Fr. Ogilvie(100Fly) and Lawrance added bronze medals.
Michael Schmidt's 100Br (1:09) established a club record for 13-14 boys.
In spite of the nasty weather outside day two in Richmond continued to be a very good one for PCS. Three gold, a silver and multiple finals graced the benches of our athletes. Gowans (200 Bk 2:14 and 400IM 4:55) and Schmidt (100 Br 1:09) picked up gold. Jack Parker (16+ Boys), Erin Lawrance( 16 + Girls), Tom Chapman, Dyland Kormendy, Jacob Rambo and Kier Ogilvie (12-13 Boys) all had PB's in finals. Lawrance (5:00) and Gowans had a 1-2 punch in the 400IM.
Day one is Richmond was very strong for PCS taking 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. Lauren Crisp 3rd in 14-15 and Molly Gowans 3rd in 16 and O Girls 200IM. In 12-13 Boys Jacob Rambo was 7th in his best, Kier Ogilvie 9th also a PB, Antonio Guitierrez 11th, Tom Chapman in 13th also a best ever.
Day one went off smoothly for the over 800 swimmers in the competition. The Vounteers put on a great show hosting the largest number of competitors so far at Xmas Cracker and the atmosphere lead to record performances.
The 11-12 Girls team for PCS in the 200MR (Chen, Edwards, Lorette, Trudel) set Provincial and National Age group records in 2:04.98 smashing the NAGR of 205.39 set by Markham AC in 2007.