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Rod Barratt Named U14 BC Swim Coach of the Year

Rod Barratt - 2013 SwimBC U14 Coach of the Year

PCS B-group coach Rod Barratt was this year’s winner of the BC Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year for the 14 & under age group. The award was presented at the Swim BC Awards Banquet held at the Fairmont Whistler resort on Saturday, September 21st. Congratulations Rod!

In addition to Rod, former UVic and PCS Paralympian Stephanie Dixon, one of the most decorated paralympians ever, was inducted into the BC Swimming Hall of Fame.  In introducing Stephanie, PCS coach Ron Jacks noted that Stephanie had won the same event (100 Back) in three successive Paralympic Games (2000, 2004, 2008), each time in World Record time - a feat that has been matched rarely, if ever.  

Several other friends of PCS also picked up some hardware at this year’s awards ceremony.  Paul Jenkins, long time official and presence at 10 years of PCS meets, was also inducted into the BC  Swimming Hall of Fame, in the builder category.  Finally, Leon Politano, who can also be seen officiating at most of our meets was recognized as the BC Swim Official of the Year.  Congratulations all!

For additional coverage of this event please go to the SwimBC site.