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Ron Jacks and Richard Weinberger win Swimming Canada Splash Awards!

A pair of world-record setting backstrokers headline the awards, with Kylie Masse taking Female Swimmer of the Year (Olympic Program), while Shelby Newkirk is the Female Para-swimmer of the Year.

Masse became Canada’s first female world champion at the FINA World Championships when she won the 100-m backstroke in Budapest in an unprecedented 58.10. It was the country’s first world record on the Olympic program side since Annamay Pierse (200-m breaststroke) in 2009.

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SwimBC Senior Circuit Provided Opportunities for PCS

The second Senior Circuit was not the most exciting affair but PCS showed up to race. Held at UBC the meet was well run but had little 'atmosphere'. Still the crew of 14 from PCS swam well coming off of a tough training camp at home. Congratulations to Sophie Tarrant who took top spot in 50 and 200 BR and came second in 100 BR posting top in-season LC times. Michael Schmidt in spite of a recent knee issue, set a new 15-17 Club mark in 50 BR at 30.30, good enough for first place. He also came 7th in 100 BR.

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Dixon Interview on CFAX

Click on the file below to listen to a recent interview with Stephanie Dixon on CFAX radio.

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Vikes Paralympic Swimmer Dixon Appointed to Order of Canada

VICTORIA - On Dec. 29 Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada and this included Vikes alumna and Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Dixon. The new member list includes 4 Companions (C.C.), 35 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.)

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Tech Suits Out for Young Athletes?

Heres's an article for parents. Quite a few areas around the world are banning 'tech suits' from competition. Here's why.

https://swimswam.com/cbs-morning-technical-suits/

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Happy Holidays!

To all of the huge PCS Family: All of our Staff and Many Fantastic Volunteers join in wishing you all a very happy and healthy Holiday season. It has been anothe amazing year of accomplishments, friendships and challenges overcome. See you all soon on the pool deck!

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New Club Record for Hana Edwards

Last night at the Ontario Junior International swim meet, Hana Edwards took down Ella Dalling's open club record in the 50 Backstroke in a time of 29.10 for Hana in the 50 back final tonight at the Ontario Junior International swim meet. Hana is the only swimmer at the meet this weekend, and will look for further success in the days to come.

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Hooper, Espersen and women's swimming earn Varsity Council honours for November

The UVic-Pacific Coast Swimming family swept UVic's November Athletes of the Months honours.  Of course Bailey Espersen, male athlete of the month, and the Women's Swim Team had great swims at the Canada West Championships a few weeks ago, but even Alison Hooper, winner for Cross Country as Female Athlete of the month, was a long time PCS swimmer anf former club record holder before transitioning to Triathlon and Cross Country.  Way to go UVPCS.  The story below can be found at

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Cracker 15 in the Santa Sack!

Xmas Cracker 2017 in the Santa Sack

Cracker 15 in the sack!

Cracker 15 is in the Santa Sack and if you wanted presents for Xmas this years Cracker didn’t fail to provide. It was a smooth, enjoyable, magical experience thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who provided the endless hours of effort that went into the event. Just shy of 700 athletes sprang into action on Friday and so many new levels were achieved. Surely there were a ton of club records being shattered in the 20 clubs attending. UVPCS certainly added new marks.

 

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Cracker time!

Twas the night before Xmas...CRACKER.. and all through the pool...just under 700 swimmers will take to the waves beginning Friday morning. UVPCS welcomes all 20+ teams from BC and Alberta. Looking forward to great swimming. 

See you in action! Go Bolts

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