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Silver, Bronze for Bol at BC-AB Dual Meet

Swimming for Team BC, UVPCS swimmer Salin Bol took double Silver and a Bronze medal to complete the BC-Alberta Dual Meet in Kamloops on April 25th. Congratulations Salin! Also on Team BC, teammate Aidan Thirkell was unfortunately unable to compete in his indivudal events due to injury.

Complete details for the meet will be available, as always, on our results page.

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Sixth Annual PCS Wavemaker!!

Eight teams and 183 swimmers from BC and Washington descended on Saanich Commonwealth Place for the Sixth Annual PCS 14 & under Wavemaker Invitational and we had a great time underneath the palm trees and bouncing beach balls. Officials set a fine standard for beach wear (even one grass skirt) and competitors enjoyed ice cream ... that is...carrots... on the final morning after heats. Fun and fast swimming!

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UVPCS swimmer named to SNC Prospects Team

UVPCS swimmer Caileigh Filmer has been named to the Swim-Natation Canada (SNC) Prospects team and will travel to the
North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz, Mexico, August 2-8, 2009. Congratulations to Caileigh and her coach Rod Barratt!

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UVPCS swimmers named to two BC teams

Swim BC has named its Canada Games team, which includes UVPCS swimmers Nicholas Sinclair and Richard Weinberger. As well, UVPCS swimmers Salin Bol and Aidan Thirkell have been named to Team BC for the April BC-Alberta Dual meet in Kamloops. Congratulations, all, and congratulations as well to coaches Rod Barratt and Ron Jacks!

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2009 Spring Can-Am SWAD Championships

UVPCS swimmer Stephanie Dixon posted two Gold medals at the 2009 Spring Can-Am SWAD Championships in Gresham, Oregon over the weekend. Gold arrived in the 200 Freestyle & 50 Backstroke events. Congratulations Stephanie! (Steph also provided proof that even world record holders are DQ'd every now and then, here in the 50 Butterfly event...oops.)

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National SC Champs - Creel qualifies for Rome Worlds - 2 BC Records for Sinclair

Swimmers Ryan Clouston, David Creel, MacKenzie Downing, Cody Flegel, Nicholas Sinclair, David Vizsolyi and Richard Weinberger with coaches Ron Jacks and Peter Vizsolyi are representing UVic-PCS at the National Short Course Championships in Toronto this week. The competition runs from Wednesday March 11th through Sunday March 15th at the University of Toronto. Most races are preliminaries and finals; the distance events 800 & 1500 Freestyle are timed finals, as are relays.

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Provincial Short Course Championships

Provincial Spring Championships take place over four days, February 26th – March 1st, in the 25m (short course) pool configuration. These are age-group championships featuring swimmers up to 18 years of age. Preliminary heats swim in two age categories (12 & under and 14-18 years) while finals are set in 11 & under, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16-18 year old categories. Distance events (women’s 800 and men’s 1500 Freestyle) and relays are timed finals. Relays swim in age categories 12 & under, 14 & under and 18 & under.

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PCS Schools FAST Final

Well, that's a wrap!! The FAST Final Meet took place at Saanich Commonwealth Place on February 22nd and swimmers, parents, coaches and volunteers had a terrific time! Read the complete story on our PCS FAST page; details are available at our results page.

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Canadian Inter-University Swimming Championships

University of Victoria Vikes coach Peter Vizsolyi and team - Whitney Buczkowski, Ryan Clouston, Carlene Creyke, Eleanora Dalling, Derek Doerksen, MacKenzie Downing, Cody Flegel, David Killy, Danielle Newton, Ben Partridge, Jessica Pietrusiak, Jeff Saganski, Annika Schmuck, Liz Sissons and David Vizsolyi competed at UBC in Vancouver this weekend at the 2009 Canadian Inter-University Swimming Championships. CIS takes place in short course (25m) format and features Canada’s best University swimmers.

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SNC Western Championships

Coach Ron Jacks and a small crew of three swimmers – Ian Mattock, Jacob McKee and Kody Mitchell – travelled to Edmonton to compete at SNC Westerns this past weekend. Congratulations to Ian Mattock, who finished twelfth overall from the 17 & over B-final in both 100 & 200 Breaststroke. Also in the top-16, Kody Mitchell, competing in the 16 & under category, finished just outside A-finals at ninth in the 50 Breastroke in preliminaries; unfortunately there were no B-finals for the younger age group.

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