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BC Senior SC Championships

The two-day BC Senior Short Course Championships wrapped up Saturday at UBC in Vancouver. This meet includes a four-swimmer A-final with the usual 8-lane B-final for 12 final positions.


Canada West University Championships

UVPCS University swimmers and coach Peter Vizsolyi had a successful weekend at the Canada West University Championships.


Vancouver Island Short Course Championships 2009

Congratulations to all our UVPCS swimmers and coaches on their fine performances in Comox at the Vancouver Island Region (VIR) Short Course Championships!! Highlights included lots of best times, top-8 and medal finishes and a new club record.


Vancouver Island Region Short Course Championships

... story to come...

As always, complete details are available on our results page.


Junior Pan Pacific Championships

The Junior Pan Pacific Championships are taking place January 8-12 in Guam, and UVPCS swimmer Nicholas Sinclair is on the Canadian team.

Like the Pan Pacific Championships, there are restrictions on how many swimmers from each country proceed to finals - only three swimmers advance, with a maximum of two in A-finals - so not only must the athletes swim fast in morning heats, but they have to rank top-3 within their country to earn a second swim.


Virtual Western Age Group Meet

Calgary Patriots’ coach Jamie Connors clearly suffers from an excess of curiosity – over the December break he collected results from eight meets at the end of the Fall 2008 cycle and pooled (pun intended) the results to form a “virtual” Western Age Group Championship meet.


Swimming Canada 5k Pool Challenge 2009

In November, Swimming Canada sponsored a 5k Freestyle Pool Challenge across the country. Congratulations to UVic-PCS athletes Richard Weinberger (1st) and David Creel (1st) for being the top finishers across Canada in their age groups. Other top-8 finishers were Ryan Clouston (2nd), MacKenzie Downing (3rd), Caleigh Filmer (4th), Ryan Howe (4th), Evan Letkeman (5th), Stefanie Schmidt (6th), and Zac Parkes (7th).


Bon voyage, see you soon!

Starting Monday, coach Mark Lancaster is taking a sabbatical, during which Mark and his family are travelling to Australia. UVPCS wishes Mark and his family a wonderful trip and safe & happy return!! Coach John Stamhuis, who has been working with Mark and C-group since September, will be taking over C-group during Mark's absence.


Regional training camps & Swim BC travel team selection

The following UVPCS swimmers have been selected to attend Vancouver Island Region training camps in the coming months:

VIR 10 & under Regional Training Camp – Ladysmith
January 24, 2009; 9am – 230pm
Patricia Horwood
Grace Thomas
Heidi Ullrich
John Willcox


Seventh Annual Xmas Cracker

Zero degrees ... and colder! +
One snowstorm +
Two overnights +
Three pools +
Four printers +
Five computers +
Six sessions +
Seven safety vests +
Eight whistles +
Nine stacks of curtains +
Ten potted trees +
Eleven portable bleachers +
... and twelve months until the 2009 Xmas Cracker Invitational!!



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