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Chevrolet Community Club Coaching Grant Awarded

PCSPA has been awarded a Chevrolet Community Coaching Grant!
Oshawa (ON), December 07, 2009 – Today, Chevrolet presented an additional 51 Canadian community sport clubs from across Canada with a grant of $2,000 each for coach training and development activities. Since inception in 2006, Chevrolet Making Dreams Possible has donated nearly $1 million to Canadian coaches at all levels of competition.


Stephanie Dixon Breaks World Record at IPC World Championships

updated 4-Dec-09

Rio de Janeiro – On Day 4 of the 2009 IPC World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, UVPCS swimmer Stephanie Dixon, broke the world record in the 400 Freestyle event (S9 disability category). Her time of 4:38.84 bettered her own previous record, set in 2004, by over 8 seconds. On Friday, Stephanie will be competing in her best event, the 100 Backstroke, in which she also holds the World Record. Saturday, the last day of the meet, will see Stephanie compete in the 100 freestyle.


SFU Clan Cup International and UVic-PCS Dual Meets

UVic swimmers took to the pool in two meets over the past few weeks. Their job was to achieve the qualifying standard required for entry into the Canadian Interuniversity Championships (CIS) to be held in Toronto in mid-February. And qualify they did!The SFU meet saw CIS seasonal qualifying swims from Jeff Saganski and Nicholas Sinclair, joining Derek Doerksen and Eric Stein, who posted their times at the Senior Circuit meet held at the end of October.


Vikes Honour Roll Celebrates Academic Success

Canadian Para-swimmers takes on the World in RIO

Early Meet shows Good Results for our Younger Swimmers

A group of 19 of our younger swimmers, all 13 or under, went to Duncan for a regional meet on November 14th. The results were wonderful for them as individuals and for the club. Emma Carter (9), Patricia Horwood (10), Nicholas Nolt (8) and Tabitha Zammit (11) all came first in one of their races. Patricia Horwood had 2 second place finishes and Andre Prescott (11) brought home another second place.


UVPCS Swimmers all Finish with Top 8 swims at Langley Olympians Fall Invitational

13 swimmers from UVICPCS competed in a meet in Langley on the Nov. 14th. A sign of the success of the club and the power of our younger up and coming swimmers was demonstrated when all thirteen swimmers had at least 1 top 8 finish in this regional meet. Caileigh Filmer (12 and under), in 12 events, finished 1st 11 times and 2nd in her other event. Katelyn Hayward (13-14) also competed in 12 events with 5 1st place finishes and an additional 7 2nd places.


Senior Circuit #1 - New UVPCS Records

Last weekend UVPCS hosted the first Team Aquatic Supplies-Swim BC Senior Circuit meet of the season and highlights included two new UVPCS records. Caleigh Filmer set a record for girls’ (11-12) 800 Freestyle, while in the 200 Breaststroke for 13-14 boys, Aidan Thirkell powered to a new club record. Congratulations to Caileigh and Aidan!


A Great Start to the Season at Nanaimo Fall Invitational

Coach Mark Lancaster reports from the Nanaimo meet this weekend...Swimmers who attended the Nanaimo meet did very well – much faster than their previous short course times, especially in the 400 freestyle where a number of the C & D group swimmers took more than 1 minute from their previous 400 freestyle best times! As well, the 10 & under girls team of Lauren Crisp, Heather McMillan, Patricia Horwood and Emma Carter set a new club record for the 200 Freestyle Relay. Congratulations, all!


2010 Olympic Torch Relay

PCS Coach Meghan Griffiths has been selected to participate in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay! Meghan will carry the torch on Friday, October 30th, on Admirals Road from Caroline to Modeste Roads, between approximately 11:30am and noon.

Congratulations Meghan - we look forward to seeing your run!



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