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COVID-19 Update: March 22

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone including the swimmers and families as our daily routines have changed so considerably.

As we have had to completely curtail from pool training, we are trying to keep as many of our great coaches on at least a partial salary as we can, while also trying to weather this challenge in a manner that keeps our PCS families safe.

Our actions so far have included:

1.       Elimination of all fees from the families of swimmers in the D-2, D-1, Stroke & Fitness, and Lightning Fast Swim Series programs.

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COVID-19 Update on SCP March 19

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COVID-19 Update: March 18

We are following the federal, provincial and municipal guidelines to the best of our abilities. 

All of our pools are now closed until further notice. 

We understand this is going to be a difficult time for all of the PCS families. We are endeavoring to continue to offer a schedule so that kids have an opportunity to safely maintain friendships, get outside in an organized fashion and get exercise. For group specific actions, please click on the Read More button below.

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Covid-19 Update: March 15

Swimming Canada and Swim BC have sent out some big updates today about recent decisions made, upcoming competitions, and other information relating to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.  UVPCS will follow their lead as well as that of our local pool and city managers, in order to do our best to prioritize the safety of our swimmers and community moving forwards.

At this time, we are running practices and business as usual for now.  Coaches, Parents, and Swimmers are asked to please avoid coming to the pool when sick.

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BC Provincial Champs: Day 4 and Full Meet Recap

On the final day of BC Provincial Championships, UVPCS won the men’s side, followed by a close second place in the overall combined score. The top three teams were Langley Olympians with 1018 points, UVPCS with 958 points, and Island Swimming with 933 points. Congratulations to all of our athletes who swam hard all weekend and to our many parent volunteers who helped make this weekend a great success.

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PCS Men Still Leading Into Day 3 Prelims

UVPCS remains the top team on the Mens side by a margin of 61 points! At the end of day three, we are trailing Langley in the combined score by a 51 point margin. This will make for an exciting last day!

Tonight in 800 Free, Cale Murdock took second after a hard battle in a time of 8:24. Anthony Gutierrez finished 7th with a new PB of 8:41.

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Duncan Spring Break Invitational 2020 Day 1

While the Provincials are going on at Commonwealth pool, PCS sent a group of 35 to Duncan for the annual Spring Break Invitational. In addition to the numerous best times and first time swimming events there were a few standout swims:

Eli Hicks swam two new VIR standard times in 50 Back and 50 Breast.  Kieran Feenstra slashed nearly 5 seconds off his 100 free for a new time of 1:04.11. Finally, Taryn Mercer took the time off she need to qualify for Provincials this summer in her 200 backstroke with a 2:35.34.

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PCS Leading After Day 2!

Pacific Coast Swimming continues to lead the BC Winter Provincial Championships after Day 2 with 413 points, just ahead of the Langley Olympians! We saw records fall, lots of Top 8 finals swims and big best times.

Prelims Highlights

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BC Provincial Champs: Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of BC Provincial Champs here at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool saw tons of best times, qualifying swims and hardware for the Bolts!

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