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Greg Streppel inducted into the Swimming Canada's Circle of Excellence

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Toronto, ON – Open Water World Champion Greg Streppel of Cambridge was inducted into Swimming Canada’s Circle of Excellence tonight at the Canada Cup in Toronto.

“I feel very honored tonight but this recognition also goes to my coaches who have contributed so much in giving me the tools to become a world champion,” said Streppel. “Ron Jacks was a true pioneer in the Open water event for Canada. His dedication has inspired me beyond the sport of swimming.”


LOSC Fall Invitational

Coach Rod Barratt and ten swimmers crossed Georgia Strait for the LOSC Fall Invitational in Langley, November 15-16. Coach Rod Barratt and ten finalists returned... congratulations to Salin Bol, Sophia Borchers, Michael de Clare, Caileigh Filmer, Lauren McMillan, Rosie Moulton, Rachael Newman, Stefanie Schmidt, Aidan Thirkell and Brenden Ward!

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


Duncan Regional Mini-Meet

PCS traversed Malahat Mountain on Saturday to compete in the first event at the new Duncan pool - cool! Swimmers, coaches and parents had a great time!


2008 Awards Night

Our team converged on Saanich Commonwealth Place on Wednesday November 12th for an evening of photos (a sea of blue bolt shirts and enthusiastic team members), fun relays (adults particularly loved watching the wobbly boat relay) and recognition for achievements during the 2007-2008 season.

The following swimmers won our high-point trophies - congratulations all!


Pacific Cup Invitational 2008

Several UVPCS groups attended the Island Pacific Cup this weekend. At the close of the meet, our top-3 finalists included Hanna Carter, Ryan Clouston, David Creel, Eleanora Dalling, Emily Ding , Derek Doerksen, MacKenzie Downing, Cody Flegel, Ryan Howe, Danielle Newton, Tracey Nguyen, Jessica Petrusiak, Jeff Saganski, Annika Schmuck, Nicholas Sinclair and David Vizsolyi.


SFU Invitational 2008

Results from the SFU Invitational are now posted on our results page. Highlights included top-3 finishes from Whitney Buczkowski, David Creel, Derek Doersken, MacKenzie Downing and Jeff Saganski.


Ron Jacks awarded Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award

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OTTAWA, ON – The Coaching Association of Canada today announced the names of the 50 coaches who are the 2008 recipients of the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards.

This year, these prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes won medals at the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2008 Paralympic Games, the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and at various world championships.


Busy October weekend in Nanaimo & Victoria

UVPCS swimmers and coaches were at the pool in both Nanaimo and Victoria this weekend. Our younger swimmers and their coaches travelled over the Malahat this weekend for the Nanaimo Fall Invitational, while our senior groups competed at the TAS Senior Circuit at Saanich Commonwealth Place.

UVPCS hosted the TAS Senior Circuit again this year for Swim BC. Thanks to everybody who helped, including several families with swimmers in the Nanaimo meet. Thanks to all!



Our Annual General Meeting will take place this evening - October 21, 2008 - at 745pm in the PacificSport Board Room at Saanich Commonwealth Place. The main business of the meeting is to elect the Board for the 2008-2009 season. We encourage all PCS member families to attend!


Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Open House

The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame is holding an Open House for Families on October 18, 2008 at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre. PCS will be there - click for the event poster for more information.



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