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Eric Hedlin Wins 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships

PCS' and Vikes swimmer Eric Hedlin won the 10km race at the Australian Open Water Championships on Friday in a time of 1:55:01.30.  In second place was two time Olympian Jarrod Poort, who was over two and a half minutes behind in 1:57:48.30.

Two other swimmers in the PCS/Vikes family swam the 10km race on Friday.  Stephanie Horner came 8th in the Women's race in a time of 2:09:13.40.  Chris Deegan, after missing training for most of the month and considered not competing, finished the Men's race 22nd overall in 2:02:46.00.


VIR`s Day 4

After a long and tough 4 days of racing, the Vancouver Island Regional Championships came to a close Sunday night, and PCS went out with a bang. Both prelim and morning sessions on the last day of the meet only boosted our clubs golden performances over the weekend.  In the morning prelims we had a club record in the 100 freestyle for the 10&U boys by Nolan Crisp with a time of 1:08.26.


VIR`s Day 3 Comox

Day 3 of VIR’s came to a close, and while the wear and tear of the meet takes a toll on all the athletes, our Pacific Coast Swimmers pulled ahead with some huge stand out swims and best times. The night started with a swim-off for girls 13-14 200 Free as Teagan Hunt (13) came from behind and reeled in her competitor on the last 25 meters to win in a best time of 2:20.60. Hunt really set the tone for the duration of the evening.


VIR`s Day 2

UVic Pacific Coast Swimming pulled ahead on Day 2 at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships, finishing the day in first with 1965 points, ahead of Cross Town Island swimming in second place with 1005 points.


UVPCS VIR's Day 1 - Distance

The Pacific Coast Swimming Distance squad traveled to Comox this afternoon to compete in the Vancouver Island Regional Championships. Tonight we had 12 women swimmers do the 800 Free, and 6 boys doing the 1500 Free.

Anastasia Trudel (12) led out the PCS crew coming in 2nd place in the Women’s 11-12 age group with a time of 10:31.50, along with her other teammates Maia Denis 6th with a 11:01.11 dropping 3 seconds, Naeva Scott Bouris 8th with her best time of 11:25.14 dropping 10.85 seconds.


Combined LFSS 3-5 Christmas Camps

Over the Christmas break there will be a combined LFSS 3-5 Christmas Training Camp.  The cost is $50 and you must register with Coach Kennedy.  Check the Events link for more information including schedule and pools.


Swimmers celebrate final event of 2016 with strong performances

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Cracker Day Records Fall

The first day of Xmas Cracker 14 saw records fall. Congratulations to Eric Hedlin for cracking Dave Creel's 1500m Senior Club Record in 15:09.25 erasing the previous mark of 15:11.0. Eric was followed closely by teammates Jon Mckay and Richard Weinberger

The 13-14 boys 200M.R. team was also in record form setting new club and VIR records in 1:53.50. Well done Tom Chapman, Michael Schmidt and Anthony Gutierrez.



Recycling An Old Xmas Cracker Message!

The PCS Xmas Cracker is just 1 day away. For your browsing enjoyment we've recycled a little Xmas Cracker Carol.
(Please sing to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")

You better swim fast,
You better streamline,
Better flip turn,
I'm telling you why,
Christmas Cracker's coming to town.

We're making up heats,
And checking them twice,
We're gonna find out,
Who's got the best times,
Christmas Cracker's coming to town.


PCS Annual Celebration of Excellence.

Thank you again to Yuk Yuk’s comedienne and Vikes/PCS Alumnus Katie-Ellen Humphries for a funny and inspiring sketch on 'Swimming Life'. A well deserved congratulations to all those who received awards. But we must emphasize that the real reward for all of the hard work and persistence that goes into a PCS season is the pride in undertaking something that few can do. The character shown every year by our over 800 swimmers is a inspiration and the value in just being a great teammate is our tradition and our mark of excellence.



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