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AAA's Day 2 Recap - Bolts build on lead during day 2

Pacific Coast Swimming continued to build momentum on day two of the Swim BC AAA Long Course Provincial Championships, increasing their team point lead by one hundred points.  After two days of racing, the Bolts have built up a lead of two-hundred and fifty points over the Hyack Swim Club from New Westminster.  Pacific Coast Swimming General Manager Mark Lancaster, commented on the resiliency of the team in the face of adversity.  “I thought the swimmers did a great job of holding their own tonight," said Lancaster.


AAA's Day 1 Recap - Bolts jump out to an early lead in team point totals

Pacific Coast Swimming began their provincial title defense Wednesday, as the first day of the Swim BC AAA Championships got underway at Saanich Commonwealth Place.  The Bolts are looking for a provincial championship five-peat this weekend on home soil, as they have won the past four AAA championships.  After day one of competition, Pacific Coast Swimming finds themself in a familiar position, sitting in first place with a lead of 150 points over Hyack Swim Club.  At the Short Course Provincial Championships earlier this year, Hyack came within one hundred points of the Bo


Former PCS swimmer Caleigh Filmer makes Canadian Olympic Rowing Team

Pacific Coast Swimming would like to extend a big congratulations to former club member Caleigh Filmer, on qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games as a member of the women's eight rowing squad.  Caleigh was a member of Pacific Coast Swimming from 2005 through to 2010, and was an Age Group National medalist as well as a club rec record breaker in 400, 800 and 1500 free.  


Great Bear Swim

This year, mid July, three Canadian swimmers will attempt a 50 kilometre staged open water swim in the Great Bear Sea. Through their journey they will share stories about the rich history of the two communities they swim between and the unique environment that connects them.   The swim expedition will begin on the shores of Ocean Falls, British Columbia and end on the shores of Bella Bella. If all goes well the journey will take 2 days with a stop overnight on Stoney Island.  


AA's Day 3 Recap

Day three of the Swim BC AA Provincial Championships capped off a great weekend for the small team that Pacific Coast Swimming sent to Kamloops.  The final session saw a number of personal bests and Jemma Stevens find her way on to the podium in the Girls 12-13 200 Freestyle.  Stevens closed well during the last fifty metres of the race, out touching two other competitors by one tenth of a second with her time of 2:24.72. 


AA's Day 2 Recap

Pacific Coast Swimming was back at it on Saturday for day two of the Swim BC AA Provincial Championships taking place in Kamloops.  The day was highlighted by another three individual medal performances, as well as a number of AAA qualifications by the small contingent competing at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. 


AA's Day 1 Recap

A small contingent of Pacific Coast Swimming swimmer’s hit the water Friday, as day one of the Swim BC AA Provincial Championships began at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops.   The first day of swimming was highlighted by four individual medals, three new AAA qualifiers, and a club record by Julia Hajash in the 50 breaststroke. 


Class of 2016

As the school year wraps up, Pacific Coast Swimming would like to extend a big congratulations to the following Class of 2016 graduating coaches or swimmers!  If there are any errors or omissions, please send email to








Kennedy Aragon-Scriven - University of British Columbia (Lightning Fast Swim Series Coach and PCS Swimmer)

Achintya Chaudhari - University of Waterloo (PCS Swimmer)

Justin Howe - University of Victoria (PCS Swimmer)


Vicky Mock qualifies for Junior World Championships in 10km Open Water

Vicky Mock raced in Grand Cayman this morning at the annual Flowers Sea swim.  This 10km race was chosen by Swim Canada as the qualification for the Junior Worlds Open Water race, taking place in the Netherlands in July.  To make the team, Vicky had to be one of the top two Canadian swimmers in her age group.  Vicky finished second overall to Emily Brunemann, the 2013 10km World Cup series winner.  Vicky was near the top throughout the race, and with Emily broke away from the rest of the pack with approximately 3km left in the race.


Stephanie Horner Qualifies for the Rio Olympics!

PCS coached swimmer Stephanie Horner qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro today in Setubal, Portugal.  Stephanie finished 15th overall in the swim, in a time of 1 hour, 57 minutes and 26.4 seconds.  10 swimmers qualified last summer at the World Championships, and today was the final chance to qualify, as 15 people were added.  The top 9 swimmers in Portugal, limited to one per country who had no swimmers yet qualify, would automatically be added.



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