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Highlights from the last session of the VIR championships included Pacific Coast Swimming winning the meet for a 5th straight time scoring an overall combined 4834.5 points, well ahead of the next team, Island Swimming, with 2692 points.

In the last event of the day Lucy Hallett (10) took home her first individual gold medal of the meet in the 400 freestyle after a hard weekend of 9 events, 5 final swims and 3 relays Lucy ended up scoring the most points of all female PCS swimmers with a whopping 143 points. Griffin Arnatt (12) did the heavy lifting on the men's point score for PCS with 155 points. Congrats to all 88 swimmers PCS brought up to the meet. We had a fun weekend in Duncan having some of the team stay overnight and avoiding the trip up and back each day. The pool has its challenges as it is small for such a large meet but as we normally do, PCS swimmers took on the challenge and swam well under the circumstances. Some highlights from the 4th day of VIR`s….

The night started off with the 8x50 Free club relay and our 8 members (1 from each age group and sex) took home the gold. Team members were.. Lucy, Noah Hicks, Bridget Rupert, Griffin, Naeva Scott-Bouris, Daniel Damian, Allison Ballantyne, and Thomas Van Maren.

Next up it was the always fun 100 IM for the 10 & Unders. Lucy pulled out another bronze medal to add to her collection. 400 IM was the Medley event for the 11 & Overs Sunday and Sydney Meldrum finished with a silver medal dropping 5 seconds off her best time, Teagan Hunt finished 3rd in a personal best time of 5:38.43. Sophie Tarrant showed her prowess in the Medley events by winning the womens 15 & Over event by over 4 seconds.

On the men's side Mattius Melvie won the 11/12 age group 400 IM dropping 11.5 seconds from his best. Atanas Tchaouchev finshed a few seconds behind for silver. Taiki Hiraoka (14) finished in third position just behind 2nd place. Thomas was our gold medalist in the Senior men's event. Lucy continued her busy weekend with a silver in the 50 Back dropping 3.5 seconds in a time of 39.15. Continuing on with the 50 Back medal haul was Mariana Ponce de Leon dropping .62 and finishing 3rd in a time of 36.62.

Hana Edwards swam for gold in 30.12 in the 13/14 girls 50 Back while Jemma Stevens took the bronze in 33.91. Allison took home the silver in 32.07 for the senior girls event. On the boys side Nolan Crisp took home bronze as well in the 50 Back.

50 Breaststroke was the next event on the schedule.

Misato Hiraoka finished 3rd in the 11/12 girls in a time of 39.36

Hana struck gold again in 35.40 narrowly outouching Kali Lancaster by .31 in the 13/14 girls as they both charged hard for the wall in a race towards the club record of 34.34

Sophie won easily in a time of 33:19 for the senior girls.

Atanas Tchaouchev came in 2nd in one of his favourite events 39.50

Arran Roberston also loves breaststroke and finished in 3rd 36.77 in the 13/14 boys

Former PCS D-Group Coach and Vikes swimmer Baylee Munro won gold in 30.53 followed by teammate Arthur Firmino in 30.90

50 Butterfly came next.

Imogen Hawes narrowly missed winning the 10 & Under event in 39.98 and Kate Marcovitz (10) made her presence known by taking home the bronze in 42.19

Sophia Malachowski won a bronze medal in a time of 34.97 in the 11/2 girls event

Allison continued her busy afternoon with a Gold in 29.74

Luke Poulin won his first medal of the meet with a bronze medal swim in the 50 fly for 11/12 boys

Colton Craig showed some speed finishing in 27.39 for silver.

Next up was the 400 Freestyle

Lucy was first in 5:43.05 for 10 & under girls

Naeva continued her strong swimming and finished in 2nd just ahead of teammate Teagan Hunt in the 13/14 girls event

Allison struck gold one more time in a time of 4:32.15

Griffin took the silver in the 11/12 boys 400 Free in 4:48.19

Juan Rodriguez come out to swim the 400 Free only after an injury filled year while he spends time in Canada on exchange from Mexico and finished with a bronze medal in 4:33.52