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Margaret Penning Wins Sport BC Presidents' Award!

Margaret Penning was recently recognized by Swim BC, winning their annual Presidents' Award.  The annual Presidents’ Awards, presented by Sports with Balls, now in its 24th year, are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.  Congratulations Margaret!


Mid-March Madness Long Course Meet in Nanaimo

39 Pacific Coast Swimming athletes travelled to Nanaimo to compete in the 1 day Mid March Madness Long Course Meet. This was the first long course meet of the season so it was exciting to see all the best times.


Day 3 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships

Day 3 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships was UVPCS best day of the meet with 4 A Finals and 1 B Final.

During the preliminary session Naeva Scott Bouris placed 4th in the 13-14 Girls 800 Freestyle Timed Final with a new personal best time, along with her teammate Teagan Hunt who finished the race in 12th place.

In the Girls 15-18 800 Freestyle Jane Maycock dropped a whopping 9 seconds off her best time.


Day 2 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships

On Day 2 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships UVPCS had 1 A Final swim and 2 B Final swims.

Kali Lancaster was the first UVPCS swimmer to step up on to the blocks for the 13-14 Girls B Final in the 200 Breastroke in which she swam to a 13th place finish and was slightly off her personal best time.

Sydney Meldrum was our second swimmer of the night who competed in the 13-14 Girls 100 Butterfly B Final but unfortunately was DQ’d for a 1 hand touch on one of her turns.


Day 1 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships

On Day 1 of the Swim BC Tier 2 Winter Championships Hosted by the Kamloops Classic Swim Club UVPCS started off the competition with a silver medal for Naeva Scott Bouris in the 13-14 Girls 1500 Freestyle which was a timed Final Event during the preliminary session.

Her teammate Teagan Hunt swam to a 4th place finish respectively also in the 13-14 Girls 1500 Freestyle.

Jane Maycock swam to an 8th Place finish in the 15-18 Girls 1500 Freestyle.


UVPCS and Vikes Legend MacKenzie Downing to be inducted into the UVic Sports Hall of Fame!

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria is pleased to announce the 2018 class for the UVic Sports Hall of Fame to be honoured at the Annual Celebration of Champions banquet on Apr. 4 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Vikes women's swimmer MacKenzie Downing, a five-time CIS All-Canadian and 17-time CIS medal winner, will be the lone individual inductee, while the 1987 women's cross country championship winning team and the 1994 to 1997 men's cross country championship dynasty will round out the three inductions set to be honoured for 2018.


Hedlin swims to silver as Vikes finish in Top 5 at U SPORTS Championship

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes swimming teams wrapped up the U SPORTS National Championships, hosted Feb. 22-24 in Toronto, Ont., with multiple personal bests as well as one gold and five silver medals. The Vikes women finished fifth in the team standings, while the men were fourth overall.


Hanus golden, picks up fourth medal on Day 2 of U SPORTS Swimming Championship

VICTORIA – In her fourth and final individual event, University of Victoria Vikes women's swimmer Danielle Hanus finally found gold following three silver medal at the 2018 U SPORTS Swimming Championships at Varsity Pool in Toronto, Ont. Hanus took gold in the 200-m butterfly event and claimed silver earlier in the night in the 100-m backstroke.


Vikes finds silver lining on opening day of U SPORTS Swimming Championship

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes got on the podium three times on the opening day of the U SPORTS Swimming Championship, hosted Feb. 22-25 in Toronto, Ont., thanks to silver medals from second years Danielle Hanus and Josh Zakala. Ranked in the U SPORTS Top 5 in six events, Hanus earned silver in both the 50-m backstroke and 100-m butterfly events, finishing behind 2016 Olympic medalist and World Champion Kylie Masse from Toronto. Zakala wrapped up the individual events of the day by finishing second in the men's individual medley.


Australian Open Water Nationals - Eric Hedlin Strikes Gold in the 5km

UVic and UVPCS swimmers Eric Hedlin and Chris Deegan were in South Australia's Brighton Beach this past weekend, competing in the 10km Open Water race, as well as the 5km Open Water Time Trial event. 



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