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Hyack Meet Day 1 & 2 Finals Results

Day 1 Finals of the HYACK Festival Youth Cup started off with the 4x50 Medley Relay.

The Girls 11-12 team of Bridget Rupert, Annika Rupert, Mello Di and Lucy Hallett swam to a 9th place finish.

The Girls 13-14 team of Bridget Rupert, Kali Lancaster, Sydney Meldrum and Teagan Hunt swam to a 2nd place finish.

The first individual event of the night for UVPCS was the Girls 14-15 A Final of the 200BF where Teagan Hunt placed 4th.

In the Girls 14-15 100BR A Final Laura Rincon swam to a 5th place finish.

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Ogilvie Fly Final Indy Grand Prix

Keir Ogilvie tied his PB in first event to slide into the C final here in Indianapolis, in 100 Fly. Ogilvie  and team Bc had a exciting evening last night after arriving in time to witness Katie Ledecky crush her own World Record by 5 seconds in the 1500m. BC will have seven swims tonight. Live feed on USA swimming 7:00pm EST. Watch it! Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

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Three BC Swimmers Crack Top10 At USA Open Water Nationals

USA Swimming’s National Open Water Championships ran this past weekend at Tempe Town Lake in the suburban Phoenix community of Tempe, AZ. Among the racers competing in distances ranging from 5K to 10K were a trio of SwimBC athletes looking to hone their open water racing skills alongside some of the best racers in the world.

The feature event of the weekend was the 10K race. After a few kilometres of close pack racing, six of the top Americans, led by eventual winner Jordan Wilimovsky, made a break, looking to open up some clear water between themselves and the rest of the field.

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Eric Hedlin 2nd in the 5km at USA Open Water Nationals!

PCS Swimmers Eric Hedlin, Jon McKay and Chris Deegan all competed last weekend in the 5km Race, 2 days after the 10km race.  Eric Hedlin was closing in on the eventual winner, but ran out of room and had to settle for 2nd overall.  Hau Li Fan from UBC was the second overall Canadian in the race, placing 6th.  Jon McKay followed up his 8th place race in the 10km race with a 7th place 5km race.  Chris Deegan was also able to crack the top ten, placing 9th in the race.   Congratulations swimmers and coach Ron Jacks!

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Looking For A Way To Keep Your Kids Swimming Over The Summer?

Head over to VIKES Summer Camps and sign up for the Swimming Sports Development camp, were your kids will be taught by experienced Pacific Coast Swimming coaches. This camp includes stroke development, dryland skills, games and even rock climbing! All participants must be a Lighting Fast 3/Red Cross Level 6 or higher.

The Camp is runs 9:00am-4:00pm, July 9-13, July 30- Aug 3 and Aug 7-10.

https://www.pacificcoastswimming.com/programs/pcs-summer-swim-camps

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Comox 10 and Under Day 2

The second day of the Sharks 10 and Under Championships finished well for the PCS swimmers. This meet provides swimmers with the opportunity to compete against others of their own age. The top five athletes of each age group (8 and Under, 9, 10) receive special recognition. Of the eleven PCS swimmers in attendance today, five  were in the top five for their age group. Lucy Hallett came in 3rd for the 10 year old girls, with Ruby Pandachuck in 2nd for the 9 year old girls.

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Comox 10 and Under Day 1

Pacific Coast Swimming’s young swimmers had a successful first day of racing today at the Sharks 10 and Under Championship this weekend. This meet is unique in that it pits swimmers against others of their own age (8 and Under, 9, and 10) compared to other meets where they may swim against swimmers either much older or younger than them. The ten PCS swimmers today ranked the club second overall, with several swimmers at the top of their respective age groups.

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Vikes Summer Swim Camps

Our Vikes swim camp introduces children to the arena of competitive swimming. Our experienced coaches will lead the campers in stroke improvement, swim games, swim fitness, dry land skills and provide an opportunity feedback from under/over water video. Participants must be able to swim 50 meters or be at a Lightning Fast 3/Red Cross Level 6 or higher.  Classes are co-ed for children ages 8-12.

Here is a list of upcoming camps. 

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2018 USA Open Water Nationals

Eric Hedlin and Jon McKay raced the 10km race at the USA Open Water Nationals this morning.  They both had good races, and placed 7th and 8th overall respectively, and placed 1st and 2nd Canadians overall.  This is a good improvement for Eric over recent results, and a great result for Jon, who has never raced in a big Open Water competition, and no Open Water races at all for 3 years.  The top 6 separated from Eric and Jon's group on the third of four laps.  Afterwards, Eric and Jon both separated from the chase group to try and bridge the gap but were ultimately unable to catch the frontr

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Ron Jacks mentors Chatham coach Brian Lindsay!

Swimmers might have seen a new coach on deck last week as head coach of the Chatham Y Pool Sharks - Brian Lindsay - was in town for a week working with coach Ron Jacks.  Brian earned a grant from the 2017-2018 CSCTA Canadian Mentorship Program to fly out for a mentorship opportunity with Ron, to learn more about coaching in the world of Open Water Swimming.  Brian has had swimmers with the Open Water swims at Age Group Nationals, and was able to learn a fair bit about how we train our international athletes and what kind of work it takes to be competitive at that level.  

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