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2019 Provincial Age Group Championships - Day 1

PCS Claws it`s way back after Session 1.

At the Age Group Provincial Championships with over 475 competitors, the PCS crew came back in the second session and swam really well. After Session 1, the team was sitting in 17th place, but after Session 2, the team was in 5th and not far behind the top 3 teams.

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VIR`s Final Day!

Sunday finals; PCS completed our meet with 29 finals swims for the final session.
Highlights included Kate Marcovitz making her Tier II cut in the 200BK, while also
coming 2 nd in the Girls 12 & Under final swimming a personal best of 2:39.25,
Sydney Boon and Imogen Hawes also both making their Tier II cut in the 100BF
swimming 1:13.78 and 1:14.34 respectively as well as claiming 3 rd and 4 th in the 12 &
Under final. Bridget Rupert swam a nice 1:09.98 to claim 1 st place.

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2019 LC Vancouver Island Regionals - Day 1

Friday at VIR’s started off with a bang, PCS placing first with 2177 points, ahead of Island Swimming at 1497.5 and Comox Valley Aquatic Club at 937.5 points.

In the morning, some notable swims where Naeva Scott Bouris dropping 23 seconds off her 200FL to 2:33.88, and Nolan Crisp breaking his own VIR record in the 50BK at 31.07. 10&U swam timed finals for their 50BK and 200IM. Boys 50BK saw Noah Hicks coming in 2nd, while Ethan Woo swam into 2nd on his 200IM.

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Hyack Day 1!

Our first day at the annual Hyack meet where over 500 swimmers are competing at the Canada Games pool which is scheduled for replacement with groundbreaking on a new pool for New Westminister starting in 2020. The old pool is still good for some fast swimming in the finals. PCS had 18 final swims. It was mostly the girls night for making top 8 swims.

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Comox 10&U Jamboree - Day 1

PCS had a great first day at the Comox Ten and Under Jamboree, with a pile of best times and heat winners.

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Jon McKay and Eric Hedlin Heading to World Championships!

Jon McKay won the 10km trials in the Cayman Islands this past weekend to solidify his placement on the Canadian World Championships Team this summer where he will race the 10km event.  This will Jon's first World Championships, was his first win at Trials, and also earns him a place in the Vikes Platinum Circle of Excellence hanging at McKinnon Pool.  

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Vikes and PCS alumna and 3-time Paralympian Stephanie Dixon was named Chef de Mission for the upcoming 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. ⚡️

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OTTAWA – With just under 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee has announced that Para swimming legend Stephanie Dixon will be at the helm of the Canadian team for the next two years as chef de mission. She will serve the role both in Tokyo next summer and at the upcoming Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. 

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Another record and more medals round out Western Champs.

Day Four Finals Summary

 

The finals session of Canadian Western Championships was kind to the end. PCS rose to the occasion with 3 medals and a club record. The club finished in 4th of 54 scoring teams and number one of the 27 BC teams.

The first event of the night was 200m Butterfly. Sydney Meldrum finished out her meet in 8th spot. Keir Ogilvie settled for bronze in a tight race at the end in 2:08 and teammate Tom Chapman was 18th at 2:16.

 

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Day Four in Edmonton sees PCS pack 7 into the A final.

Day Four Prelims Summary

Once again the Blue and Gold rose to the occasion. 8 of 11 PCS swims made it to the evening session and 7 of 8 are in the A final. Our two visiting atheltes also came through in multiple events. 

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Medals pile up; team solidly in 4th place!

Gold for Men's 400 Medley Relay!

Day Three Finals Summary.

The evening was very enjoyable on the PCS bench. Medals rolled in and the team stayed tough together to remain solidly in fourth spot in the team scores. 

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