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2024 Vancouver Island Regional Highlights

Pacific Coast Swimming drove up to Comox today for Vancouver Island Regionals, with over 75 PCS swimmers competing over the next three days. Friday started off with our distance events, where we started off with Owen Schroeder qualifying for Provincials in the 800m freestyle placing 1st, followed by Eden Blaind who qualified for Divisionals in the 800m freestyle and placed first. Ada Chen placed first in the 11-12 800m freestyle, nearly missing provincials by a second. Brandon Zhang placed first in the 1500m freestyle and qualified for 13-14 Provincials.

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Vikes Giving Day Private lessons

VIKES GIVING DAY: PRIVATE LESSONS

Sign up for a 45 minute private lesson from our affiliated Varisty Vikes Team members who have decades of swimming experiences as well as coach experience over their years of involvement in the sport. Private lessons are 75$ a session with proceeds going towards supporting the Varisty Swim Team. All ages and abilities are welcome from new swimmers up to our competitive swimmers. Come get some feedback on your swimming, and support the Vikes at the same time!

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Low Sort Bottle Drive to Support Travel Costs

Bring your empties on January 14th to Saanich Commonwealth Place (rear parking lot) to support our swimmers who are travelling both Nationally and Internationally to compete!

 

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Congratulations on a Successful Christmas Cracker

Thanks to all the clubs and swimmers who participated in our 21st Annual Christmas Cracker this past weekend! We had over 500 swimmers who attended on the weekend! A huge thank you to lal our volunteers who made this meet possible. We can't do it without you! 

A huge congratulations to the athletes who broke the 5 club records over the weekend, including: 

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First Swim Meet of the Season Highlights

Our first multi-group competition of the 2023-24 was an exciting and successful weekend in Nanaimo. We started Saturday off with a new Provincial Qualifier Zoe Leong in 50m backstroke with a time of 34.48 seconds, leading off the 4x50m mixed medley relay. Swimmer Derek Francois qualified for Divisionals in his 100m freestyle with a time of 1:11.92, winning the 10&under category by over 6 seconds. Following their swims, Olive Winters qualified for Divisionals in 50m backstroke, shaving almost 2 seconds off her previous best.

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REGISTER FOR SWIM WITH THE VIKES!

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun with a swim led by the University of Victoria Varsity swimmers! This water session is filled with technical tips, games, prizes and new skills all led by the Vikes. Swimmers in Lightning Fast 4 and up are welcome to attend this fun-filled event. SIGN-UP HERE!

Requirements: Lightning Fast 4+

Price: 20$

Location: Mckinnon Pool

Time: 1PM - 2:30PM

 

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Mark the date! 2023-24 Welcome Back BBQ

Welcome the 2023-24 swim season with PCS by joining us for our annual Welcome Back BBQ!

Family of PCS members are welcome to attend. Come meet our staff, mingle with families, and pick up some equipment at the Elk & Beaver Lake Picnic Area. The BBQ is on September 8th, from 5pm-dusk. Please RSVP so we can approximate food numbers and accomodate any allergies. See you there!

RSVP HERE

 

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2023 Speedo Canadian Swimming Championships

Pacific Coast Swimming had 8 athletes competing at the 2023 Speedo Canadian Swimming Championsips this past week in Toronto. The 6 day long competition started on Tuesday, August 1st running through until August 6th. On Tuesday, Rubin Lee qualified 10th in the console final for the mens 14-15 100m backstroke, placing 20th overall. Sophie Wood swam a personal best in the para 400m freestyle in the prelims session. The following day, Tracy Zhao placed 5th in the 13-14 100m breaststroke A final with a personal best time of 1:16.00.

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2003 Club Record Broken at Far Westerns

Pacific Coast Swimming attended the 2023 Far Western Championships July 27-30th in Concord California with 7 athletes. The 30 degree heat at the outdoor pool was no match for our team of athletes who broke numerous club records and swam multiple lifetime bests.

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Club Records & Qualifiers at 2023 Summer Provincials

Pacific Coast Swimming had 36 athletes at 2023 Long Course Provincial Championships hosted by VPSC at the UBC Aquatic Centre. From Thursday to Sunday, PCS gained 5 new club records, as well as 12 new Canadian Junior Championship qualifiyng times. On Thurday, Sophie Wood placed 1st in the para 100m butterfly, dropping alomst 2 seconds off her best. Following, Maelle Sanborn placed 2nd in the girl's 13-14 200m breaststroke as a newly-turned 13 year old, shaving over four seconds off her previous personal best.

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