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Jon McKay Swims Great at First World Championships!

Jon McKay swam the 10km Open Water race at the World Championships in Korea today.  With 10 Olympic spots available in this race, the best of the best were there with a mission.  Jon swam a very smart race given his minimal experience, holding back in the field and saving energy for the first half of the race, moving up to 18th in the third quarter as the pace quickened, and held in the top pack until the last mile of the race, finishing 24th place overall in a field of 75!  Finishing in the top third of the field as one of the least experienced swimmers there is a great result, congratulat

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Eric Hedlin Earns Bronze in World Championship 5km Open Water!

Swimming near the front of the race, around 5th to 7th place throughout, Eric made a move towards the front with about 1km to go and held on for 3rd place!  This is Eric's second World Championship Medal of his career!  Stay tuned on Monday to watch Jon McKay compete hard in the 10km event!

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PCS Swimmers Competing at World Championships This Week!

Jon McKay and Eric Hedlin will be competing in Korea at the World Championships this week.  Eric will be up first, as he competes in the 5km Open Water event tonight at 4pm PST (10AM July 13 in Korea).  Jon, having won Canada's trials, will compete in the 10km Open Water event, Monday night at 4PM (10AM July 16 in Korea).  Jon's race has extra intrigue as it will also determine the first 10 Male Open Water swimmers to be named to the 2020 Olympic Games!  Good luck Jon, Eric, and coach Ron Jacks!

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HTO Closing Down / Closing Sale

We recently received a closing notice from HTO, please see it below:

AFTER CLOSE TO 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS IN VICTORIA, HTO SUN SURF SWIMWEAR IS CLOSING ITS DOORS ON JULY 14TH.

WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF OUR LOYAL SWIM CUSTOMERS OVER THE YEARS AND INVITE YOU TO COME BY THE UPTOWN LOCATION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISCOUNTS ON SWIMWEAR AND SWIM ACCESSORIES (AND EVERYTHING ELSE).

HURRY DOWN FOR BEST SELECTION OF SPEEDO SWIMSUITS, GOGGLES, CAPS, BACKPACKS, TRAINING FINS, WATERSHOES, PULL BUOYS, KICKBOARDS, ETC.

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Happy Canada Day!

To all of our athletes, parents, staff and stupendous volunteers, HAPPY CANADA Day!

 

 

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Age Group Champs Day 3 Chilliwack

Closing out the meet, PCS and Spartans have been bouncing back and forth over 15 points, and between each event, the 4th and 5th positions have changed hands a number of times.

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2019 Age Group Championships in Chilliwack - Day 2

PCS continues to stick in the 5th position in overall points. Boys team score sitting in 3rd and our girls are in 7th. Sunday is the last day of the meet and has two sessions with a small break between.

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2019 Provincial Age Group Championships - Day 1

PCS Claws it`s way back after Session 1.

At the Age Group Provincial Championships with over 475 competitors, the PCS crew came back in the second session and swam really well. After Session 1, the team was sitting in 17th place, but after Session 2, the team was in 5th and not far behind the top 3 teams.

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VIR`s Final Day!

Sunday finals; PCS completed our meet with 29 finals swims for the final session.
Highlights included Kate Marcovitz making her Tier II cut in the 200BK, while also
coming 2 nd in the Girls 12 & Under final swimming a personal best of 2:39.25,
Sydney Boon and Imogen Hawes also both making their Tier II cut in the 100BF
swimming 1:13.78 and 1:14.34 respectively as well as claiming 3 rd and 4 th in the 12 &
Under final. Bridget Rupert swam a nice 1:09.98 to claim 1 st place.

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2019 LC Vancouver Island Regionals - Day 1

Friday at VIR’s started off with a bang, PCS placing first with 2177 points, ahead of Island Swimming at 1497.5 and Comox Valley Aquatic Club at 937.5 points.

In the morning, some notable swims where Naeva Scott Bouris dropping 23 seconds off her 200FL to 2:33.88, and Nolan Crisp breaking his own VIR record in the 50BK at 31.07. 10&U swam timed finals for their 50BK and 200IM. Boys 50BK saw Noah Hicks coming in 2nd, while Ethan Woo swam into 2nd on his 200IM.

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