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VICTORIA’S ERIC HEDLIN FIFTH IN 5K AT U.S. NATIONAL OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

*Original story from www.swimming.ca

CASTAIC LAKE, Calif. – Eric Hedlin of Victoria bounced back from a subpar performance in Friday’s 10 kilometre to place fifth in the men’s five kilometre event on Sunday at the U.S. Open Water Swimming Championships.

Canada fielded its team for this July’s FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest while the event was the world’s qualifier for some countries including the American and British teams.

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WEINBERGER TOP CANADIAN AT U.S. NATIONAL OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

*Original story from www.swimming.ca

CASTAIC LAKE, Calif. – Richard Weinberger of Victoria, the Olympic bronze medallist in 2012, was the top Canadian Friday with a seventh place finish in the men’s 10-kilometre race at the U.S. Open Water Swimming Championships.

Canada fielded its team for this July’s FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest while the event was the world’s qualifier for some countries including the American team.

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Busy Weekend for PCS!

PCS seems to have swimmers everywhere this weekend, participating in many events.  4 swimmers in the PCS family are down in California for the USA Open Water Nationals, we have a contingent over in Vancouver competing at the Hyack Invitational, some of our groups are racing here at home in the Island Medley Challenge meet, and some of our top Junior Swimmers are participating in Swimming Canada and SwimBC camps both this week and the coming week.

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Watch USA Open Water Nationals Live

Follow Richard Weinberger and Eric Hedlin here now (men's 10km race started at 11:00AM), and Stephanie Horner at 1:30PM here: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/event-pages/event-detail/2017/05/19/default-calendar/open-water-national-championships

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Big wins for PCS swimmers in Comox!

PCS sent fifteen 10 and Under swimmers to Comox for the 10 & Under Championships this weekend. After a day full of best times and new records set by PCS swimmers, they still weren’t done! The PCS squad headed into the second day, with 8 swimmers winning Aggregate Awards (an award going to the top five swimmers in each age category 7 and Under, 8, 9, and 10), both male and female who had the most points over 8 individual events.

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Rod Barratt named to Canada Games Coaching Staff!

After 5 of the swimmers in his group were named to BC's Canada Games Team, Rod has also been appointed to the team!  PCS will be out in force this summer, competing and coaching with Canada's best!  Go Bolts⚡️⚡️

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Wavemaker Day 2 - 90 Finalists!

There were 90 PCS finals swims last night on day 2 of Wavemaker, up from 87 on Friday night!  Highlight of the night: Heidi Henry qualified for AAA's in the 200 Fly! Congrats to all the swimmers and coaches!

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Wavemaker Day 1 - 87 Final Swims for PCS!

Friday night, day one at our annual Wavemaker meet, PCS had tonight 87 finals swims!  When the club started 15 years ago, there were 65 total swimmers in the club, we have come a long way!

Nolan Crisp cleaned up one of the oldest club records in the 1500. 21:51.64 erasing Michael Gouldings 10 & Under record from 2003.  He also swam one of the fastest 10 & Under 200 Backs in Canadian history 2:36.94.

Congratulations coaches and swimmers!

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Canada Games

PCS puts Five on Canada Games Team!

Congratulations to Jessica Luo, Sophie Lorette, Hana Edwards, Michael Schmidt and Keir Ogilvie for being selected to BC's Canada Games Team.  PCS athletes made up the largest group of all teams and will compete in August in Winnipeg. Go Bolts⚡️⚡️

 

 

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Island swimmers shine at Canadian trials in home pool - Times Colonist

Original Story Here

No Ryan? No problem.

Even with two-time Olympic-medallist Ryan Cochrane of Victoria recently retired, the Island has placed six swimmers on Canada’s 32-member team for the 2017 world aquatics championships in July at Budapest.

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