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Wavemaker Day 1 - 87 Final Swims for PCS!

Friday night, day one at our annual Wavemaker meet, PCS had tonight 87 finals swims!  When the club started 15 years ago, there were 65 total swimmers in the club, we have come a long way!

Nolan Crisp cleaned up one of the oldest club records in the 1500. 21:51.64 erasing Michael Gouldings 10 & Under record from 2003.  He also swam one of the fastest 10 & Under 200 Backs in Canadian history 2:36.94.

Congratulations coaches and swimmers!


Canada Games

PCS puts Five on Canada Games Team!

Congratulations to Jessica Luo, Sophie Lorette, Hana Edwards, Michael Schmidt and Keir Ogilvie for being selected to BC's Canada Games Team.  PCS athletes made up the largest group of all teams and will compete in August in Winnipeg. Go Bolts⚡️⚡️




Island swimmers shine at Canadian trials in home pool - Times Colonist

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No Ryan? No problem.

Even with two-time Olympic-medallist Ryan Cochrane of Victoria recently retired, the Island has placed six swimmers on Canada’s 32-member team for the 2017 world aquatics championships in July at Budapest.


World Championship Trials Day 4

The finals of Day 4 saw PCS grab a gold medal, a bronze, 3 further A-final spots and some B-final finishes.  Eric Hedlin won the 1500 Freestyle in a time of 15:08.35, 27 seconds ahead of second place.  Jon McKay grabbed the 1500 bronze in a time of 15:38.39 and Richard Weinberger finished 8th in a time of 15:47.94.  Chris Deegan, swimming in priliminaries, finished 12th overall after dropping 13 seconds, in a time of 16:05.33.


World Championship Trials Day 3

On Day 3, PCS had 2 A-Finalists in the 400 Freestyle.  Kaity Gervais, after dropping 1.6 seconds in prelims to qualify 7th in a time of 4:21.23, finished in 8th in another best time of 4:21.04.  Jon McKay wasn't able to duplicate his priminary time at night, qualifying 6th in the morning in 3:59.85 before finishing 8th in 4:01.38.


World Championship Trials Day 2

Day 2 of World Championship Trials saw a fairly quiet day for PCS.  The events swum - 100 Free, 100 Breast, 400 IM and 50 Back.

In the 100 Free, Jessica Luo finished in 26th overall in a time of 58.43, and was the only 15 year old in the event.

Sophie Tarrant just missed out on a B-Final in the 100 breast, finishing in 19th place in a time of 1:13.09.  On the men's side, Michael Schmidt also barely missed out on swimming at night, finishing 18th in a best time of 1:07.14.


World Championship Trials Day 1

On an exciting night for Canadian Swimming including Kylie Masse's near World Record in the 100 Backstroke, PCS had some great performances to get excited about.


BC Senior Open Summary

UVPCS had another hot weekend in Surrey at the BC Open. 

Anthony Gutierrez pounded out a 20 second PB over 1500m to make the Age group standard for the upcoming World Trials. He went under the standard by a 'crowd pleasing' 1 second. His time of 17:02 sliced just shy of 4 seconds off the club record set in 2005 by Craig Dagnall


AAA Provincial Championships Recap

The 2017 Swim BC Short Course Provincial Championships concluded last night with over 500 athletes competing for for four days at Commonwealth Place. PCS came a close 2nd! But all of the highlights came from the PCS bench. Far and away UVPCS was the loudest most supportive team on deck who stuck to their teammates right to the last event. Pacific Coast Swimming(PCS) won the girls title again making that 6 Championships in a row while the boys showed at lot of improvement from last summer pulling to within 150 points of boys top team, HYACK, from LMR.


Hedlin sets new U SPORTS 1500-metre freestyle record to close out nationals

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VICTORIA – Eric Hedlin may have had a swim to remember in the 1500-metre freestyle on Sunday night, but he was the last one in the venue to know it.




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