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Hedlin, Hanus golden again on final day of Canada West Swimming Championships

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes swimming team added five individual and two relay medals on Day 3 of the Canada West Championships hosted in Calgary, Alta. Danielle Hanus raced to a gold and silver in the 200-m butterfly and 100-m backstroke, respectively. Eric Hedlin picked up his second gold of the weekend in the 400-m freestyle. Vike Josh Zakala earned silver in the men's 200-m individual medley, while Bailey Espersen got on the podium for bronze in the men's 200-m breaststroke.


Hanus claims second Canada West gold, breaks conference record in 100 fly

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Vikes men's and women's swimming teams added three more medals to their tally on Day 2 of the Canada West Swimming Championships hosted in Calgary, Alta. Danielle Hanus added her second individual gold medal of the championship after she broke the conference record and topped the podium in the 100-m butterfly.


Hedlin, Hanus, relays all medal on opening day of conference championships

VICTORIA – It was a golden day in the pool today for University of Victoria Vikes swimmers Eric Hedlin and Danielle Hanus at the Canada West Swimming Championships hosted at the University of Calgary Aquatic Centre. The UBC Thunderbirds topped the team leader board in both the men's and women's standings after Day 1 of three.


SwimBC Prospects Team Announced

SwimBC has announced the selection of the Prospects Team for the 2018-19 season based on LCM performances last season. The following swimmers have been selected.

Girls: Hana Edwards, Naeva Scott-Bouris, Lily Chen

Boys: Michael Schmidt, Tom Chapman, Jacob Rambo, Anthony Gutierrez, Keir Ogilvie, Brenden Fitzpatrick and new PCS swimmer, Jordon Cowan.

Congratulations to all on their selection.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Its almost Thanksgiving.. and we have a lot to be thankful for.. thankful we can 'feel' for our friends in Alberta, without being in Alberta(wink).. thankful for the fantastic group of people we get to hang out with at the pool everyday, from parents who relentlessly transport kids back and forth (and pay their swim bills!), to volunteers and coaches who make so much to happen, to the fabulous athletes who keep showing up full of energy ready to pursue excellence in spite of all the challenges they face day to day.


Eric Hedlin and Ron Jacks Win Big at 2018 BC Swimming Awards!

Eric Hedlin won BC's Open Water Swimmer of the Year Award and coach Ron Jacks won BC's Open Water Coach of the Year Award for the 2017-18 season, as announced yesterday in Whistler at the BCSSA Conference.  Eric was present to accept the award but Ron wasn't able to be there this year.

Both Eric and Ron have won this award before, but it's always won against a lot of strong competition.  Congratulations Eric, Ron, and the rest of the PCS Family!



Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Proudly Honours Ron Jacks

Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame proudly honours Ron Jacks
25th Annual Induction Dinner
Saturday, October 27th at 5:30 pm
Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa
Register now at "Events".
Admission $135 with $50 tax receipt.

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Eric Hedlin wins Silver in Breakout Swim at the Pan Pacs 10km Open Water Race!

Eric Hedlin had a breakthrough swim at the Pan-Pacs in Tokyo today placing 2nd behind American Jordan Wilimovsky.   The Pan-Pacs and Europeans are the 2 major competitions in current cycle and while Eric had previously finished in the medals in the 5km distance he had not been able to translate that success to the 10km Olympic distance until today!

It was the first international medal in five years for Hedlin, the 2013 world silver medallist in the 5-km.

“I feel really happy,” said Hedlin, who raised his arms in jubilation after crossing the finish line


Jon McKay and Chris Deegan's FINA 10km World Cup in Lac Megantic

Jon and Chris were again racing some of the best Open Water Swimmers in the World this past weekend, swimming the 10km World Cup at Lac Megantic in Quebec.  Both Jon and Chris are young and inexperienced in the sport when compared to many of the swimmers in these races, and every race is a huge learning opportunity for these guys.  At the 5km mark Jon decided to take the lead and push the pace a bit to try and make the field less comfortable, but proceeded to lead the pack for ~4km straight, waisting too much energy in the process and letting the other top guys draft off of him.  Jon staid


Eric Hedlin 6th in Pan Pacs 1500!

Eric Hedlin qualified for the Pan Pacific Games in the 10km Open Water race, but yesterday he swam the 1500 in the A-Final as well.  Finishing in a time of 15:07.18, Eric finished in 6th place, and puts him in the to 30 in the world this year.  Keep your eyes out for Eric's 10km race, taking place at 7AM in Tokyo on August 14, which is 3PM on August 13 in Victoria.



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