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UV-PCS at the Provincial AAA's

David Bakken - Field Reporter

UV-PCS returned from the 2004 Provincials with some great swims posted, and once again we placed among the top five teams in the province.

Day one saw a number of UV-PCS swimmers complete the distance events, 800 free for women and 1500 free for men. The men's 1500 free proved to be a milestone swim for Greer Jacks who qualified with a Senior National time of 16:06.04 for second place overall. Ryan Clouston swam a 16:31.06 for fourth place in his first event. These swims were the start of a great meet for both Greer and Ryan. Craig Dagnall, and David Vizsolyi both swam best times in the 1500 free easily making the 1500 club national standards for their age groups. Alyssa Bakken finished first in the women's 12 and under 800 freestyle, in 9:40.75. Alison Hooper, Hollis Roth, Jovanna Ruffolo, Julia Schmidt, Stephanie Scott and Jayme Weimer all posted best times in their 800 free swims. Congratulations everyone, all that hard work is paying off!!

As the meet progressed, Greer Jacks and Ryan Clouston continued their individual events with a number of great swims. Greer posted 1st place finishes in the men's 17 and under 100, 200 and 400 freestyle and the 100 fly, with another silver medal in the 50 freestyle. Ryan swam to two very exciting 3rds in the 200 breaststroke and the grueling 400 IM, also posting a best time in his 100 breaststroke. Hollis Roth took silver in the women's 17 and under 200 freestyle, and bronze in the 200 butterfly. Alyssa Bakken added gold medals in the women's 12 and under 100 and 200 backstroke.

Craig Dagnall and David Vizsolyi swam the 200 fly final with David touching for the Bronze medal in a "not" so unexpected finish for 3rd. Samantha Ivanova posted a personal best time in her 400 freestyle, Marija Kopac swam to a personal best in her 200 IM, and Iza Labbe swam a 1:13.73 in her 100 fly for another best time. Andrea Vizsolyi, attending her first Provincial AAA's, swam a great relay leg and improved almost 10 seconds on her 400 IM.

Rounding out our team were Ashkaughn Forghani, a finalist in four events, Brian MacArthur, Christopher Koziol Neumann and Tyler Smith who all posted several best times.

All in all it was a very exciting and entertaining weekend for all parents attending. Keep up the good work everyone, you are developing a strong contingent of parent "swim fans" (the good kind!!).