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Xmas Cracker Day 2/3

The magic of Xmas Cracker was in the air as PCS swimmers saw club, VIR, and Provincial records fall and swimmers earned themselves new qualifying standards. 

From the B National group Bill Dongfang breaks 200Butterfly Provincial Record and narrowly misses National Age group record at 2:03.6 in 13-14 boys category. Dongfang had also already swam two relays, won and broke the club and VIR in 400Fr at 4:08 and won 100Fr in club and VIR record at 52.91. Bill swam 17 races and PB’d in 12.

Naeva Scott-Bouris competed in 17 races notching personal best marks 7 times in individual events plus two relay Pb’s. She claimed top spot over 1500m at 17:21 in 15 and over girls. Sophie Lorette swims first 200 Fly since major back surgery last season and finishes third at 2:21. Teammates Sydney Meldrum and Scott-Bouris finished 6th and 7th resepectively.

Jake Rambo took first in 200Bk at 2:02 after a third place finial and best time in 400Fr 4:02. He claimed a personal bests in 400IM on Sunday for fourth, finished third in 400 FR with a 4:02 for15 and Over just under his best and was second in a hard fought battle in 100Bk at a PB of 56.61.  Anthony Gutierrez swam 15 races including heats and finals, and added personal bests in all but two.  Henrique Ballarin took down the 100 Br 15-17 club record that had stood since 2007 at 1:04.4, and stripped over a second off his own record in the 200m event sliding under 2:20 mark at 2:19.2

The B National Development group saw some big improvements and Cracker Champions emerge from the 1500 Freestyle. Lucy Hallett, and Luke Poulin both took off over a minute to finish second, and Jasper Van Maren dropped nearly 30seconds to finish first. Imogen Hawes got her hand on the wall first to win the 100 and 200 butterflies, both in personal bests. Brendan Chow qualified for the Provincial Championships in 50 FR.  Nolan Crisp collected his Champion shirt in the 100 backstroke, with best time nearing the 60 second barrier. 

Magnus Hawkes and Shantay Tsang of B Provincial dropped big time to qualify for VIRs for the first time in the 200 BR and 50 FR respectively. Justin Mazzulli got under 27 seconds in his 50 free to qualify for Provincials in March. Joining him is Dexter Gillbert who re-qualifed in the 200 Breast in a big best time. Other standout swims were Alexis Woo cracking the 3 minute barrier in 200 BR, and Bradley Rumball showing his improved butterfly/backstroke to drop over10 seconds in his 200 IM. 

Swimmers are now back to work getting ready for the winter holidays and gearing up for the VIR Championships co-hosted by Tyee and UVPCS in January.