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Gold for UVPCS on Day One

On Day One at the national championships in Winnipeg rhe UVCPS crew.

Eric Hedlin took top spot over 1500m to take gold in 15:24

Hana Edwards snuck into the B Final in 200m Backstroke and moved up to 15th in the final at 2:17. Lauren Taylor had best in 800m Fr time trial and Naeva Scott-Bouris had a PB in 200m Backstroke time trial.


Jon McKay 7th and Top Canadian in Pan Am Games 10km Race after miscount

Jon McKay represented Canada at the 2019 Pan Pacific Games in Lima on Sunday in the 10km Open Water race!  Jon, coming off a great swim at World Champs, was swimming confidently moving into Lima.  Jon swam with the pack for just over half the race before making a move on the field and moving away from the pack.  Unfortunately Jon mis-counted at some point, and thought he was one lap ahead of where he was (out of 8 total laps).  This meant that once he realized his mistake, he had spent too much energy to finish as strong as he wanted to.  After being 48 seconds ahead of the field with only


Arizona Senior Championships Day 4

Our last night in Tucson featured 7 final swims.

200 IM was the first event up and Kali Lancaster and Sydney Meldrum had lanes 2 & 3. Kali dropped 2.5 seconds off her a.m. swim and Sydney dropped .32. Laura Rincon was next heat in the B-Final and dropped the same .32 to end up in 11th place overall.

200 Back was up next and Lily Chen was in the B-final finishing up in 15th spot.


Arizona Senior Championships Day 3

Wild night in Tucson!! Well it was hot and wild in Tucson tonight. The night started off over 105 degrees so even getting up on the blocks was kind of hot on the feet.


Chris Deegan Second at Fina UltraMarathon 32km Race in Lac St. Jean, Quebec!

In only his 2nd ever UltraMarathon Race, Chris Deegan, representing Australia (and UVPCS!) finished second overall this year!  As a Fina race series, this race always attracts some of the Ultra-Distance swimmers in the world, and to come 2nd is quite the achievement!  Chris will come away from the race with 4500 American dollars in prize money (with perhaps a 1000$ bonus if the results show he had the fastest 500m in the race, to be determined), and a lot of pride!  Chris swam with the pack until the eventual winner, Marcel Schouten from the Netherlands, decided to break away from the pack


Arizona Senior Championships - Day 2

Arizona Senior Champs Day 2

The night started off with the 200 Medley relay where our girls went in sitting in 5th place based on their entry time. Leading off with Lily Chen, Laura Rincon, Sydney Meldrum, and Grace MacDonald the team came out of the race in 6th place.

Next up was the 200 Freestyle where Grace did a great job in the a.m. and swam to within .12 of her best time and placed 5th after the a.m. heats.


Arizona Senior Championships Tucson Arizona Day 1

The first night started off great with a bronze medal for Jane Maycock in the 1500 Freestyle. The temperature was in the high 30`s so it was nice to enjoy the heat.

The relay team of Lily Chen, Kali Lancaster, Sydney Meldrum, and Grace MacDonald went into the race seeded 8th, but finished in 6th place with some good efforts by the team. The meet continues on through until Sunday.


Jon McKay Swims Great at First World Championships!

Jon McKay swam the 10km Open Water race at the World Championships in Korea today.  With 10 Olympic spots available in this race, the best of the best were there with a mission.  Jon swam a very smart race given his minimal experience, holding back in the field and saving energy for the first half of the race, moving up to 18th in the third quarter as the pace quickened, and held in the top pack until the last mile of the race, finishing 24th place overall in a field of 75!  Finishing in the top third of the field as one of the least experienced swimmers there is a great result, congratulat


Eric Hedlin Earns Bronze in World Championship 5km Open Water!

Swimming near the front of the race, around 5th to 7th place throughout, Eric made a move towards the front with about 1km to go and held on for 3rd place!  This is Eric's second World Championship Medal of his career!  Stay tuned on Monday to watch Jon McKay compete hard in the 10km event!


PCS Swimmers Competing at World Championships This Week!

Jon McKay and Eric Hedlin will be competing in Korea at the World Championships this week.  Eric will be up first, as he competes in the 5km Open Water event tonight at 4pm PST (10AM July 13 in Korea).  Jon, having won Canada's trials, will compete in the 10km Open Water event, Monday night at 4PM (10AM July 16 in Korea).  Jon's race has extra intrigue as it will also determine the first 10 Male Open Water swimmers to be named to the 2020 Olympic Games!  Good luck Jon, Eric, and coach Ron Jacks!



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