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PCS Bottle Depot Account

PCS now has an account with the Bottle Depot at both the Glanford and Quadra locations. Just let the cashier know at the beginning of the transaction that you would like to donate your bottles into the Pacific Coast Swimming account. Easy as that!

Thank you for your support!

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PCS In The News: Teagan Hunt and Naeva Scott-Bouris Win Race Up Mount Douglas

Greater Victoria high school cross-country manages to pull off a season

PCS swimmer Teagan Hunt won Lambrick Park Secondary's 26th King and Queen of the Hill race up Mount Douglas. With all other fall high school sports shut down, organizers squeezed out a semblance of a Greater Victoria cross-country season with a little ingenuity. Using a cycling-style time-trial method, runners were clocked running individually. Schools ran the Cedar Hill Golf Course chip trail on different days over two weeks with the times posted online.

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Stroke & Fitness Registration

Interested in swimming to stay healthy and active? Looking to enhance your cardio for your main sport activity? Stroke and Fitness takes the competition out of competitive swimming, and lets you work on your technique, build your fitness and have fun! We still have spots available on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and on Sunday mornings at UVic!

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Lightning Fast (Esquimalt) Registration

We still have spots available for Lightning Fast Level 3, 4 and 5 at Esquimalt on Monday and Wednesday afternoons! Register now at the link HERE or click HERE for more information about the different Lightning Fast Programs offered. Any inquiries can be directed to Mark Lancaster HERE. Hope to see you on deck soon!

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PCS In The Community: Victoria student creates chalk art messages for children battling cancer

It was March, the lockdown was in full swing and Jamie Hellard found herself in need of a new hobby.

“I was actually scrolling through TikTok and I found these amazing chalk art examples, and I was like ‘hey I think I can probably do that,'” Hearld told CHEK.

Prior to the pandemic, the 3rd year University of Victoria student could normally be found studying or swimming for the varsity Vikes. Her talent in the pool even earned her a birth in the Tokyo Olympic Games swimming trials.

But when COVID-19 hit, however, everything changed.

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COVID-19 Update - November 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 2020

What an amazing summer it was! Everyone was able to get outside, we introduced many new activities and attendance was very high. As we enter into the darker, cooler, damper days of our not-so-bad Victoria winter, we have added a lot of pool time. We have been very fortunate to have top level support from UVic and SCP. They have made concessions in many areas to get our athletes in and create a relatively normal feel to training, albeit with much reduced hours and lane densities.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Swimmer

As a recent article in Swimming World Magazine states, "The best swimmers are not always those who are the most talented, although talent obviously helps. What makes a swimmer – or any athlete – truly good extends far beyond talent...To celebrate those champions of the pool who inspire us, here are five ways to become a better swimmer."

"1. Be Open to Critique

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Swimming Canada: Return to Swimming Framework

With at least 282,000 individual training sessions completed since pools began reopening, and zero recorded spread of COVID-19 amongst swimmers at pools, Swimming Canada is encouraging all clubs and universities to return to the pool as health and safety protocols allow.
 

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PCS Swimmers Support Mental Health with Buddy Check for Jesse

This month, PCS swimmers are raising awareness for mental illness in honour of Jesse Short-Gershman with Buddy Check for Jesse. It is so important to destigmatize mental illness and to help people understand what they can do to either receive support or give support when they or someone they know is struggling. If we look out for each other and do a "Buddy Check" with our friends, teammates, family members and even with ourselves, we can make a difference!

 

Learn more about Buddy Check for Jesse initiatives HERE.

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