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Thanks Natalie

PCS B Group members wish a fond farewell to Natalie Condrashoff, who has been the assistant coach for the group throughout the short course season. Natalie is a student at the University of Victoria and is going home for the summer.

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Qualicum All-Level

PCS returned from the Qualicum All-level meet with a bag full of ribbons and a pretty happy group after swimming very well. Fourteen swimmers from Tomoko and Mark's group took part on the Sunday of Ravensong's meet. Coming home with one new AAA swimmer Alyssa Bakken (10) who has been working hard and swimming fast this year after joining competitive swimming approximately one year ago. Her 1:18.00 in the 100 backstroke would have put her 12th at this years short course AAA Championships just over one month ago.

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PCS Swimmers in Action at US Nationals

John Stamhuis, Jesse Jacks and Christin Petelski are in Indianapolis this week competing at the 2003 US National Championships. All three swimmers were in action on the second day of competition as Petelski and Stamhuis competed in the 200 breaststroke while Jacks swam the 200 fly.

In the women's 200 breaststroke Christin Petelski placed 14th overall in a time of 2:35.55 while John Stamhuis clocked 2:17.25 to place 6th on the men's side. Jesse Jacks won the consolation final of the men's 200 butterfly in a time of 2:01.84.

Competition continues through Saturday.

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Dagnall Continues Record Form

Craig Dagnall began the long course swimming season with a bang this past weekend at the first annual LOSC Invitational in Langley, BC. After breaking the BC short course Provincial record in the 800 freestyle twice within one month Dagnall continues to impress. His winning time of 9:49.35 broke the old record of 9:58.12 by Patrick Downing from Hyack in 2001. Dagnall finished the weekend with six first place finishes in the 200 / 400 / 800 freestyle, 100 / 200 butterfly and the 200 IM.

Way to go Craig!!!

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Coach Vizsolyi - 20 Year's of Success at UVic

by Iain McLetchie, Vikes Sports Staff
*This article was written during the 2003 CIS Championships

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PCS Shines at First AAA Champs

Pacific Coast Swimming had some impressive performances during the weekend at the 2003 Team Aquatic Supplies BC Provincial Championships en route to an impressive team finish.

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New Provincial Record for Craig Dagnall

Day one of the 2003 Team Aquatic Supplies BC Provincial Championships saw Pacific Coast Swimming's Craig Dagnall break his own provincial record in the 800 freestyle. Craig went out in 9:38.23 for the 800 split in his 1500 freestyle on Thursday. Dagnall held the old record set at 9:51.85.

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Western Championships

PCS Swimmers collected a ton of hardware from the 2003 Western Canadian Championships in Regina last weekend. Greer Jacks won gold in the 100, 200, 400 freestyle and Eric Schmidt won the bronze in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Visit our Meet Results page.

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Wet N' Wild CIS Nationals! BYOR (break your own record)! Body Hair Optional

by Rich Cole
Story taken from UVic's "Martlet" newspaper

Students from around the countr packed their bathing suits, shaved their bodies and traveled to Commonwealth Place for the 2003 CIS Championships last weekend.

Hosted by UVic and their affiliate Pacific Coast Swimming (PCS), the competition offered Speedo-heads the weekend of a lifetime. The event's highlights included the shattering of 13 CIS records, not to mention one Canadian and one world record.

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Swimmers Sacrifice "Important Times" for six packs ...

by Rich Cole
Story taken from UVic's "Martlet" newspaper

The Vikes' successful showing at Commonwealth pool last weekend illustrates the depth of the Varsity program, as UVic continues to dominate the CIS's year after year.

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