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2019 Winter Provincial Championships

Day 1:  UVPCS’s Naeva Scott Bouris started off the Swim BC Winter Provincial Championships with a gold medal performance in the Women’s 14&U 1500FR, while her teammates Teagan Hunt and Jane Maycock placed 7th and 11th respectively in the Women’s 15&O 1500FR.  The night concluded with a 2nd place finish for Jacob Rambo, Henrique Ballarin, Sydney Meldrum and Lily Chen in the Mixed Medley Relay which are comprised of 2 female and 2 male swimmers. The Mixed Medley Relay Team of Thomas Chapman, Laura Rincon, Keir Ogilvie and Grace MacDonald placed 9th overall respectively. 

Day 2:  Naeva Scott Bouris was back at it again in the Women’s 14&U 100FR where she placed 10th in a personal best time, while her teammate Grace who is back after a year and a half off placed 13th, and was also under her personal best time in the Women’s 15&O 100FR.  Sydney made her first final appearance of the Championships in the Women’s 200BF with an 8th place finish.  In the Women’s 200BR we had 3 finalists: Laura placed 10th, Kali Lancaster 13th and Sydney 15th.  In the Men’s 15&U 200BR Arran Robertson made his first finals appearance and placed 12th in a personal best time by over 5 seconds, which was also under the Canadian Western standard for 14yr.  In the Men’s 16&O 200BR Henrique who came to swim with us from Brazil placed 3rd, while his teammate Thomas placed 13th respectively.  In the Women’s 14&U 400FR Naeva was in a tight race the whole way with a KISU swimmer and unfortunately ran out of pool and had to settle for 2nd place.  Anthony Gutierrez was the sole UVPCS male in the men’s 16&O 400FR and placed 5th.  In the Women’s 14&U Medley Relay Emma Attwell, Mariana Ponce De Leon, Bridget Rupert and Naeva placed 7th.  The last event of the night saw the 16&O UVPCS Men’s team of Jacob , Henrique, Keir and Anthony win gold in a new Club Record by over 3 seconds and only 1.2 seconds away from the Provincial Record.

Day 3:  The first swimmer of the night for UVPCS was Lily in the Women’s 15&O 200BK where she placed 13th.  In the Men’s 16&O 200BK Jacob placed 2nd, Thomas was 8th and Anthony was 12th.  In the Women’s 14&U 100BR Mariana de swam in her first ever individual Provincial final and placed 8th.  In the Women’s 15&O 100BR UVPCS had 3 finalists: Laura placed 12, Kali 13th and Sydney 15th.  In the Women’s 14&U 400IM Naeva won the B Final placing 9th in a best time by over 6 seconds.  In the Women’s 15&O Sydney placed 15th.  In the Men’s 16&O 200IM Jacob placed 2nd and Thomas placed 12th.  In the last Women’s individual event of the night Naeva swam to another medal in the Women’s 14&U 200FR and placed 3rd.  The last race of the night was the Mixed Freestyle Relay which saw the team of Keir, Grace, Anthony and Lily place 2nd and only 3/100th’s out of 1st place.

Day 4:  The first event of the last finals session was the Women’s 14&U 4x50FR Relay. MarianaNaeva, Bridget and Emma placed 4th and only 5/10th of a second off 3rd place.The Women’s 15&O 4x50FR Relay included GraceSydney, Naeva and Lily which placed 7th.In the Men’s 16&O 4x50FR Relay the team of Keir, Henrique, Anthony and Jacob clipped the Club Record by 0.7 seconds to finish in 5th. In the Women’s 14&U 100BF Naeva finished in 10th place in a new best time, but narrowly missed winning the B Final by 14/100th’s of a second.  Mariana swimming in her 2nd Final of the competition placed 15th.In the Women’s 15&O 100BF we had two PCS representatives. Grace placed 11th and Sydney placed 14th respectively.  In the Men’s 100BF Keir who will be heading to Toronto for the National Championships in April in this event took top spot with a 1st place finish. In the Women’s 14&U 50FR Mariana was back at it again racing to an 11th place finish, which tied the Western qualifying standard in the Women’s 14yr age category. This was a pretty good birthday present for Mariana who turned 14 on this day. In the Women’s 15&O 50FR we had two PCS representatives: Grace placed 8th and Lily placed 13th. In the Women’s 100BK Lily was the sole entry for PCS and took 13th place. The highlight of the weekend followed with Jacob placing 3rd in the Men’s 16&O 100BK which was under the Senior Men’s Trials qualifying standard. Jacob will be attending the World Championship Trials with Keir Ogilvie in 3 weeks time.