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Pacific Coast Swimming Announces New Program

Pacific Coast Swimming is proud to announce a new partnership program with Saanich Commonwealth Place.  The Lightning FAST Swim Series is a new and innovative swimming program for children aged 5 and above, who are able to swim 15m on their front or who have completed Aqua Quest Level 5.

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Vikes Swim Coach and Alumni Named to FISU Games Team

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) officially announced today the athletes and coaches that will represent Canada in swimming at the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, Korea August 20-31.

With the FINA World Championships and Pan Am Games dominating this summer's swimming scene, the Universiade is primarily an opportunity for Canada to showcase some of its up-and-coming swimmers, however, the squad heading to Korea is still arguably the strongest of its kind in a decade.

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Christin Petelski Earns Second Gold at Club Nationals - SNC Report

Christin Petelski of Victoria, a two-time Olympian, earned a second gold medal in the breaststroke this weekend winning the women's 200-metre race Saturday at the inaugural Club Nationals swimming competition.

Petelski, tuning up for the World University Games in South Korea next month, clocked 1:11.40 for the win. Lisa Blackburn of Waterloo, Ont., the 50 breaststroke winner, was second at 1:12.90 and Michelle Mange of Vancouver third at 1:13.53.

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World Championships Update

Pacific Coast Swimming athletes Karley Stutzel and David Creel are currently in Barcelona competing in the 5km and 10km open water events at the World Championships. Check out Swim BC or Swimming Canada for all the info.

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Provincials a Success for PCS

PCS finished the 2003 BC AAA Provincial Championships in fifth position on the overall team scores. All members of the team that traveled to Kamloops contributed to the overall success of the team. Erich Schmitt led the charge winning gold in the 200 fly, 200 IM and the 400 IM while also adding silver in the 1500 freestyle and both the 100 and 200 backstroke. Young gun Jayme Weimer won three gold and one bronze medal in a very successful meet for the 12 year old. Ten year old Alyssa Bakken won silver medals in the 100 and 200 backstrokes.

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PCS Going to Spain and Korea

The 2003 World Championship Trials proved to be very successful meet for the swimmers from Pacific Coast Swimming as three swimmers and two coaches will represent Canada this summer. David Creel and Karley Stutzel will be swimming in what has been called the 'Oldest Swimming Pool' the Mediterranean sea this summer as they compete for Canada at the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Creel and Stutzel will swim the 5km and 10km Open Water races as Pacific Coast Swimming coach Ron Jacks will be the head coach for the open water team.

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2003 World Championship Trials

The 2003 World Championship Trials begin this Thursday right here in Victoria at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool. A number of Pacific Coast Swimming athletes are in the hunt to be selected to either the World Championship, Pan American Games or FISU (World University) Games teams. Jesse Jacks will look to defend his national title he won in the same facility last summer in the 200 butterfly and looks to be selected to his first Canadian National team.

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Swim BC Virtual Trials Results

The 2003 Swim BC Virtual Trials official results are now available online. These are the combined rankings from all the Regional Championship's, AA swimmers only. The top three swimmers in each event gain entry to the Team Aquatic Supplies BC Provincial Championships this summer in Kamloops. Visit the Swim BC website to view the complete list.

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Thetis Lake Swim Brochure Available

The brochure for the 2003 Thetis Lake Swim is now available online. Click here to download. Don't forget to check out our open water swim page for more information on open water swimming in BC. Entry forms for the VOWSA Series are now available on line as well.

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Jacks wins Gold; Roth makes Senior National time

Jesse Jacks led Pacific Coast swimming at the 2003 Mel Zajac International swim meet picking up a gold medal in the 200m butterfly while Hollis Roth made her first national qualifying standard. Jacks came from behind over the final 50 metres to win the gold over national team member Chad Murray from Calgary. His winning time was 2:05.18. Jacks also picked up a silver in the men's 100 butterfly in 55.80.

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