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Final Day Summary of the AAA Short Course Provincial Championships 2013

Andrusak Gold in 100BR


Crisp, Andrusak continue winning ways with Gold in Back and Breast. Mock golden in Free.

FInal session site of seesaw team points battle leaves UVPCS happy with top 8 finish.

UVPCS top club on Vancouver Island.

Michael Schmidt wins Silver in 11 and U 100Br and set a new club record.


The final session of the four day competition at Commonwealth Place began with 400m Freestyle.

Molly Gowans (13) lead the scoring for UVPCS taking bronze in 4:30.9 loping a further 3 sec off her best from the morning. Anna Letkeman (14) and Rachel Sawchuk (14) stroked to 5th (4:36) and 6th (4:46). Victoria Mock (15) lead from start to finish for gold in 4:22

Jon McKay also represented UVPCS in the final.

200m Backstroke was a very strong event for the club 7 team athletes in the finals.

Anya Pasemko had a break out race making her first provincial final to finish just out of the medals in 4th 2:36.

Lauren Crisp left no doubt the she continues to be the leader of the pack in the girls backstroke. her time of 2:16 was close to the provincial best from years ago and a best by 3 seconds. Her teammates Jordan Andrusak and Molly Gowans were also in the final posting PB’s at 2:26 (4th and 5th)

While Rachel Sawchuk was competing at the AA level last year she swam in her 6th final of the AAA’s this year for 8th.

Evan Letkeman had his best for 4th 2:05.1. Teammate Ryan Howe was close behind at 2:07 in 6th.

100m Breaststroke Andrusak blew past the rest of the field to win in her PB for gold in 1:14.4. Rosie Moulton got her breaststroke together to take bronze and a club record in 1:12.3 just outside of the senior national cut. Michael Schmidt (10) wins Silver and sets a club record in the 11 and U 100Br.

David Sikli gave a fine performance and best in his only final appearance at 1:09.6

The excitement continued in the final event of the meet - 200m Butterfly.

After a heavy schedule of competition all weekend Jordan Andrusak showed  her mettle by leaping out front from the start. In spite of being passed in the final leg she rounded out a stellar performance with the silver. Victoria Mock was 7th in 2:26. Evan Letkeman was 6th and Jon McKay stayed right on the heels of the winner to snag silver in 2:04

The club finished a very tightly contested team point battle in 8th - one of the best ever and top swim club on the island for the first time since the club’s inception in 2002.

Jordan Andrusak earned the Regional Athlete Development Award for being the highest 13-14 girl in the individual point score.

Although the Provincial team will not be announced for some weeks it looks likely the the team will once again be well represented.

Congratulations to all of our staff for their roles in a very successful Short Course season. Thanks for all of your extra efforts. Also a big thanks to all of the parents/siblings who were on deck to help out with officiating.