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Day 2 of the AAA Championships and Pacific Coast Swimming continues to lead the meet by over 160 points.

The first event of the scoring events for the 2nd day of the meet was the 50 fly.

Sydney Meldrum came in 5th  in the 12-13 girls event in a time of 31.40 and Kali Lancaster placed 8th in a time of 32.13

In the 14-15 girls Jessica Luo place 2nd in 29.54 and Sophie Lorette came in 4th in 29.65 Grace MacDonald placed 6th 30.31

In the 16-18 girls Allison Ballantyne placed 5th in 29.38

On the 14-15 boys side Keir Ogilvie placed 3rd in 27.17 and Artem Kuklev placed 8th in 27.83

In the 16-18 boys Lucas Tyler came in 3rd 26.16



Seattle Senior Open Day 1

Jon McKay and coach Ryan left for a competition in Seattle as many PCS swimmers headed on a mission to Kamloops for AAA's.  Jon was looking to get in some more competition before the upcoming National Championships in August, and is using this weekend as that preparation.  The meet is at the beautiful Colman Pool, located in Lincoln Park in South Seattle.  The pool is a 10 minute walk from the park's parking lot, and is located mere feet from the scenic beach.  An outdoor meet is rare for Canadian swimmers, and venues don't get much more beautiful than this one.


AAA Provincial Championships Kamloops July 6-10th

After Day 1 Pacific Coast Swimming leads the team scoring by109 points.

In the 12-13 girls 50 Breaststroke:
Kali Lancaster tied for 1st  Place in a time of 35.59
Trinity Aragon Scriven took  the Bronze medal in a time of 36.82
Sydney Meldrum came in 4th 37.97

14-15 girls 50 Breaststroke had:
Hana Edwards win a silver medal in 35.89
Laura Rincon 6th 36.87


Day 3 AAs Richmond

On our final day of AA Championships in Richmond, PCS had 10 finals swims. First up was the 11 and under 200 m breaststroke, which featured Adelina Benn, who earned herself a bronze medal, and Julia Hajash who finished in 7th place. Next up was the 400 m freestyle. Evelyn Li was up first for the 11 and under girls starting out with a nice lead, but was caught in the end finishing 4th. Next up was Maia Denis who swam in the 12-13 girls category. She went out strong, but was also caught up around the middle finally finishing 6th.


Day 2 AA LC Report From Richmond

On our 2nd day of AA's, our night started off with Maya Stevens who won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly, showing off with some really nice technique and dropping 10 seconds off her best time. The next swimmer up in the finals was Mattias Melvie in the 100 backstroke who also made a personal best dropping 0.8 seconds coming in 6th and barely missing the AAA standard by half a second. Next up was the 50 m freestyle in which featured Fionnuala McKenna winning a silver medal with a best time narrowly missing out on first place.


AA LC First Day Report

20 Pacific Coast Swimming athletes are at Provincial AA Championships in Richmond this weekend where our distance swimmers started the weekend off with some hardware in the first morning session. Jane Maycock won herself the gold medal for a strong 14& Over girls 800 Freestyle performance clocking a new personal best of 9:49.12 while Maia Denis earned her first AAA standard and a silver medal in the 12-13 girls 800fr in a new personal best 10:28.92.


Congratulations 2017 High School Graduates!

Congratulating to our 2017 Coach and Athlete Graduates on your successes, and good luck on your future endeavours!  David Hiebert, Erin Lawrance, Jordan Andrusak and Lauren Crisp, all long time members of the PCS family, are graduating this year.


VIR Highlights

PCS won the 2017 LC VIR Championships with 6959.5 points, beating Island Swimming who gained 5508.5 points throughout the weekend.  Congratulations swimmers and coaches! Some of the weekend\s highlights are below.


Stephanie Horner and other Canadians sweeps gold on day three of UANA Open Water Championships

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Team Canada was golden again on day three of the UANA Open Water Championships, with wins in all four races.
Alex Katelnikoff and Chantal Jeffrey won gold in the junior 2.5-km races, while Stephanie Horner and Nicholas Masse-Savard won the senior 5-km races.
Katelnikoff and teammate Raben Dommann, who finished second, led for the entirety of the 2.5-km swim.


The Penny Effect: Why Canadians want their kids to excel at swimming

Original Story from Sportsnet.ca

Ask a Canadian which sports they grew up watching or which sports they watch most often in 2017 and you’re likely to get the typical responses. Hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis. You know, the mainstream sports.

However, ask a Canadian to choose just one sport they’d want their child to excel in and a surprisingly high number will answer with swimming.



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