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Hedlin Breaks Conference Record, Vikes Pick Up Four Medals on Day One of Canada West Championships

*Original story from govikesgo.com

VICTORIA – Four medals: one gold, one silver and two bronze were the result of an outstanding day of racing from the University of Victoria Vikes swimming teams after Day 1 of the Canada West Championships on Nov. 24 hosted in Victoria at Commonweatlh Pool.

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Lotta GRIT shown by 6 PCS kids at Prospects camp

All six PCS swimmers who were selected and participated over the weekend at the SBC Prospects camp showed a lot of speed and mental fortitude pushing hard at the four workouts. All were PB's or just over in the Dive 100 and competed tough in the sets, leading lanes on long days... Oh, and asked lots of good (and some entertaining..) questions in the classroom sessions. Well done all. (Keir Ogilvie, Anthony Gutierrez, Artem Kuklev, Jacob Rambo, Sophie Lorette and Naeva Scott-Bouris). Thanks to the coaches who gave up their weekend as well to support the camp.

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Session 3 of 2017 Nanaimo SC Meet

For our last session of the weekend, we started bright and early with the 200m freestyle event. Bridget Rupert started our 10&unders off well, with a solid finish in 2nd place with a time of 2:43.55 dropping almost 11 seconds off her personal best. In 4th place, Lucy Hallett dropped 7 seconds off her best time touching in a time of 2:55.46. For the 11-12 age group category, in 2nd place Naeva Scott Bouris fnished with a time of 2:22.14 dropping almost 8 seconds from her personal best, Maia Denis touched closely behind in 3rd with a time of 2:22.86.

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Session 2 of 2017 Nanaimo SC Meet

The swimmers came in to finals in Nanaimo smoking hot after a very successful morning. We started off the night with the 100m butterfly race with our 10 and under superstar Bridget Rupert touching in 2nd with a best time by 13 seconds, and in 3rd we had Imogen Hawes who dropped 5 seconds. In the 11-12 age category we had Maia Denis touching in 2nd with a time of 1:17.03 and Nolan Crisp in 3rd with a time of 1:19.16.

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Session 1 of 2017 Nanaimo SC Meet

PCS brought the heat to Nanaimo on the first day of competition with 91 swimmers in the meet. The team travelled up early Saturday morning to get into a busy warm-up and the prelims starting at 9:00 a.m. The last month and a half of hard training really showed with the swimmers. The session started of with a bang with 100m Freestyle as the first event. In the 10&Under, Bridget Rupert was the top performer at the meet with a 1:11.12, dropping 7.5 seconds and besting the top boy by 5 seconds.

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Vikes on the Honour Roll

The Vikes landed 8 swimmers on the Honour Roll for last year's efforts.  Congratulations to the following swimmers: Jeremy Lynn, Baylee Munro, Josh Zakala, Buzz Mallender, Bryce Molder, Juliana Bartemucci, Vicky Mock, and Taylor Snowden-Richardson!

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Swim BC regional training camp

Congratulations to the following swimmers from PCS who have qualified to be included in the Swim BC Regional training camp:

Nathan Chow, Griffin Arnatt, Misato Hiraoka, Bill Dongfang, Adelina Benn, Arran Robertson 

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PCS Swimmer and Vike Taylor Snowden-Richardson in the news!

Nanaimo athlete building Tay’s Team for sick kids

A swimmer from Nanaimo is building a team intended to strengthen and support sick children.

Taylor Snowden had a family friend who was diagnosed with leukemia and wanted to let him know she was thinking about him. She crocheted a knit hat based on the Disney movie The Incredibles, and has continued creating the caps as part of a community project, she’s calling Tay’s Team.

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PCS Wins Multiple Swim BC Awards

Congratulations to swimmer Richard Weinberger,  level 5 official and one of PCS' key builders Margaret Penning, and coaches Ron JacksRod Barratt, David Creel and Cody Flegel in winning awards at the SwimBC awards banquet on Saturday in Whistler.

Richard won the award for Top Open Water Swimmer in the Province for his efforts at the 2017 World Championships.  Richard has won this award a few times before as you might expect.

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PCS all over Team BC selected lists

As we start into another great PCS season we are pleased to congratulate and announce all of the PCS athletes who have been slected to the Team BC Prospects and Junior teams. Everyone at PCS is behind you as part of this great family of excellence.

Prospects Team:

Camryn Stannard, Naeva Scott-Bouris, Hana Edwards, Sophie Lorette, Keir Ogilvie, Jacob Rambo, Anthony Gutierrez, Artem Kuklev..fully 8 of 60 on the team and more than double the representation of any other team in BC. See link below for lists and information.

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