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Canadians Settle for 11th in Debut of Open Water Relay at Worlds

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Canada's Richard Weinberger, Stephanie Horner, Eric Hedlin and Breanne Siwicki completed FINA's first ever team relay in 11th place at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Hungary, on Thursday.

The new mixed relay format was a first at the world championships level and saw teams use a variety of strategies and swimmer orders to compete.


World Championships Update in Times Colonist!

The podium can be fleeting.

Swimmer Richard Weinberger of Victoria found that out when he followed up his breakthrough bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics with a sharply disappointing 17th-place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

A chance for redemption comes today, when Weinberger jumps into the water in the men’s 10K open-water race of the 2017 FINA world aquatics championships in Budapest.


Times Colonist Story About PCS Open Water Program and World Championships!

This was not the splash Eric Hedlin was hoping to make as the lead-off swimmer for Canada at the 2017 FINA world aquatics championships in Budapest on Saturday. The Victoria athlete finished 14th in the men’s 5K open-water, an event in which he won the silver medal at the 2013 world championships.


Eric Hedlin Places 14th in World Championships 5km Swim!

Opening up the World Championships in Hungary, the men raced the 5km open water race today.  PCS and Vikes swimmer Eric Hedlin was near the front from start to finish, holding ~6th place for a while, before dropping to ~25th near the middle of the race before fighting his way up to 11th and ultimately finishing 14th overall in the field of 60 top international athletes.


Watch World Championships Online starting this weekend!

PCS has coach Ron Jacks as well as swimmers Richard Weinberger, Eric Hedlin and Stephanie Horner competing for Team Canada at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  Action gets underway on Saturday July 15, 2017 with the Men's Open Water 5km race featuring Eric Hedlin.

Full schedule available online at -

Good luck to Team Canada!


2017 SwimBC Open Water Swimming Championships

BC swimmers continued to light up the water; however this time at Canoe Beach in Salmon Arm. The Columbia Shuswap Selkirks Swimming Club (CSSSC) hosted the 2017 BC Open Water Swimming Championships. It was an excellent day for open water swimming, with good weather and visibility at this "Florida north oasis". 


Day 4 AAA Provincials Long Course Kamloops

Pacific Coast Swimming closed out the meet 258 points ahead of the 2 nd place Hyack

swim club, claiming the Championship for the 6 th time out of the last 7 Provincials.

We have ended off the final session with 18 A finals, 9 B finals, and 7 relays

800 free 15&O with Jessica Luo finishing in 8 th .

Erin Lawrance had a really strong finish on the last 50 meters to come in 3 rd .

200 Breastroke boys

Brendan Fitzpatrick placed 1 st in the 14-15 age group with a VIR record time of


Day 3 AAA Provincials Long Course Kamloops.

Well the forest fires burned around the interior of British Columbia today there was

smoke in the air and continued fast swimming in the Kamloops for the Pacific Coast

Swimming Team.

In the morning session some of our team swam some top 8 results in the 50

Backstroke. Lily Chen placed 1 st in the 12-13girls age group in a time of 32.12

Hana Edwards also won Gold in the 14-15girls in 31.24

Nolan Crisp also claimed 1 st place in the 11 & Under boys in his time of 34.77


Day 2 of the AAA Championships and Pacific Coast Swimming continues to lead the meet by over 160 points.

The first event of the scoring events for the 2nd day of the meet was the 50 fly.

Sydney Meldrum came in 5th  in the 12-13 girls event in a time of 31.40 and Kali Lancaster placed 8th in a time of 32.13

In the 14-15 girls Jessica Luo place 2nd in 29.54 and Sophie Lorette came in 4th in 29.65 Grace MacDonald placed 6th 30.31

In the 16-18 girls Allison Ballantyne placed 5th in 29.38

On the 14-15 boys side Keir Ogilvie placed 3rd in 27.17 and Artem Kuklev placed 8th in 27.83

In the 16-18 boys Lucas Tyler came in 3rd 26.16



Seattle Senior Open Day 1

Jon McKay and coach Ryan left for a competition in Seattle as many PCS swimmers headed on a mission to Kamloops for AAA's.  Jon was looking to get in some more competition before the upcoming National Championships in August, and is using this weekend as that preparation.  The meet is at the beautiful Colman Pool, located in Lincoln Park in South Seattle.  The pool is a 10 minute walk from the park's parking lot, and is located mere feet from the scenic beach.  An outdoor meet is rare for Canadian swimmers, and venues don't get much more beautiful than this one.



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