18 UVic-Pacific swimmers have been named to either Provincial or Regional teams for their performances in the past year. Jessica Luo highlights these announcements by making three such teams, the National Junior Relay Initiative, the Provincial Junior Team, and the Prospects Team. PCS has more athletes on these teams than any other club in BC, and it's all thanks to the swimmers, their support systems, and the coaches. Congratulations swimmers and everyone involved in their continued success!
Laura Rincon represented Colombia at the annual Copa Pacifico swim meet this past weekend, helping the team to win the prestigious Age Group meet. Laura's best result was a 5th place finish in the Women's 100 Breaststroke.
Team Aquatics is no longer printing out Shark Cards, but they do accept them if you present the image on your phone or device! Save it onto your phone today to make sure you can take advantage of our discount when they come to town!
PCS is proud to announce its Coaching team for this season, the most experienced team of Coaches in the country! While each swimmer has a designated coach, PCS coaches work as a team towards the success of every swimmer in the program.
Lauren finished as the top Canadian in the 200 Backstroke at Junior Pan Pacs this past weekend, touching in 8th place in a time of 2:15.52. Also competing in the 100 Backstroke, Lauren placed 12th overall in 1:03.57. Junior Pan Pacs attract the best young talent from some of the best swimming nations in the world and is a great stepping stone towards national senior team competition. With her first national team experience in the books, Lauren will set her focus back to training so she can continue her success in the coming year.
PCS' backstroke ace Lauren Crisp is set to compete at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships starting tomorrow morning in Maui, Hawaii. The best junior swimmers from Canada, America, Japan, China and Australia among others make this biennial event one of the fastest and most competitive swim meets for young swimmers to partake in. Lauren will compete in the 100 Backstroke on Wednesday, the 100 Freestyle on Thursday, and the 200 Backstroke on Friday. There will be live video available, so make sure to watch as Lauren takes her best efforts to race some of the best out there.
PCS' own Stephanie Horner competed in Rio in the 10km Open Water race this morning. The race consisted of four 2.5km laps against the best Open Water athletes in the world. Steph started the race well and placed herself in the middle of the pack early, finishing the first lap in 17th place. She moved up the field a bit on the second lap to 11th place, less than 5 seconds back of first place. It was the third lap where the Dutch swimmer and eventual winner Sharon van Rouwendaal pushed the pace hard from the front, forcing the pack to chase.