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PCS Leading After Day 2!

Pacific Coast Swimming continues to lead the BC Winter Provincial Championships after Day 2 with 413 points, just ahead of the Langley Olympians! We saw records fall, lots of Top 8 finals swims and big best times.

Prelims Highlights

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BC Provincial Champs: Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of BC Provincial Champs here at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool saw tons of best times, qualifying swims and hardware for the Bolts!

In the 1500 Free,

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Crisp closes out nationals in dramatic fashion - U Sports Championships Day 3

VICTORIA – Four years ago, local athlete Lauren Crisp wanted nothing to do with swimming and thought she raced her last lap inside Saanich Commonwealth Place.

Three years later, she changed her mind and now has a pair of U SPORTS National Swimming Championship medal to show for it.

"It's crazy. It's insane. I can't believe I actually medalled - twice," said Crisp. "It still feels super surreal for me, coming back this year after three years, I never really considered this to be an option for me."

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Hanus earns double gold for a second-straight night - U Sports Championships Day 2

VICTORIA – King Midas is jealous of Danielle Hanus' performance.

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One of the University of Victoria Vikes best medal hopefuls capped off a dream individual U SPORTS National Swimming Championship run - she still has one more relay race remaining.

On Day 1, she won a pair of events where the gold evaded her grasp in the past.

"Honestly, I haven't been thinking too much about my races or performances. I just get in, try to do my best and whatever happens, happens," said Hanus.

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Hanus heroic in home pool - USport Champs Day 1

VICTORIA – At Canada West meets, Danielle Hanus has brought home multiple golds and she has been a medal hopeful in many U SPORT meets. On Day 1 of the U SPORTS National Swim Championship at Saanich Commonwealth Place, she thrilled the hometown crowd with a pair of golds.

"It's pretty surreal right now. It's always fun racing at this meet and we have a great home pool advantage, getting to train here everyday," said Hanus. "I'm pretty stoked for the rest of the weekend. We have a lot of swimmers dropping times and giving it their all out there."

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USports Swimming Championships

USports Championships is coming up! Catch all the action February 20th-22nd at Saanich Commonwealth Place and support our Vikes! Meet information and results can be found at https://usports.ca/en/championships/swimming/x and a live stream will be available through CBC Sports at https://www.cbc.ca/sports/cbc-sports-u-sports-partnership-1.5461814. French live streaming can be found through the USports platform. Go Vikes!

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West Coast Collegiate 2020 - B Nat Recap

The B National Development Group competed at the West Coast Collegiate Meet here in Victoria this past weekend and had the following highlights:

- Nolan Crisp: 200 BK Western & Canadian Junior Championships Standard 

- Mariana Ponce de Leon: 50 BR Western Championships Standard, 100 BR Western Championships Standard

- Bridget Rupert: 100 BK Western Championships Standard 

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VIRs - Day 3 Recap

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  • Jack Falconer was first in the group to crack the 5 min barrier in the 400 FR, followed by Justin Mazzuli in the next heat. 
  • Kieran Hawes and Bradley Rumball both made it to a final in the 50 BR.
  • Elena Pepenel, Tahlia Reid, and Sabine Black all had breakthrough races in their 100 FR, with big best times from each of them. 

B National

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VIRs - B National Development Recap

Day 1

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Top-five finishes for Victoria’s McKay at Australian open water nationals - Story by Swimming Canada

ADELAIDE, Australia – Victoria’s Jon McKay posted a pair of top-five finishes in a strong international field at the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships over the weekend.
 

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