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Parkes Wins Silver at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacs

Zac Parkes won the silver medal in the 10k Open Water event last Monday at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.  Zac finished in a time of 1:42:24 behind the american swimmer, David Heron, who finished in 1:42:01. Janardan Burns from the US finished 3rd.

This year the Pan Pacs was held in Hawaii over 5 days.  Team Canada ended the competition with a total of 11 medals: 4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.

Congratulations to Zac and his coach Ron Jacks for a great performance!


Welcome Home Richard!

A group of approximately 15-20 PCS swimmers, families and friends of Richard Weinberger were at the airport yesterday to welcome him home.  A rousing cheer broke out as Richard and fellow olympians Gillian Carleton and Riley McCormick came through the arrivals gate. All the local media were represented and it was a frenzy of interviews, handshakes, photos and autographs. Richard graciously and patiently met with everyone and even let his medal be passed around the crowd to thrill of kids and adults alike.


Weinberger on YouTube

Here are some YouTube videos showing the final meters of Richard's race in London and the medal ceremonies after.


Weinberger in the Media

Here are some links to articles from various media outlets written about Richard Weinberger following his Olympic medal-winning performance this morning.


More on Weinberger's Olympic Bronze

Richard Weinberger earned Canada it's first Open Water medal today in the Men's 10km at Hyde Park, and for those that weren't awake to see it, it was quite the nailbiter.

Weinberger was with the lead pack the whole way, even finishing the first few laps in first place.  The back 1.5km saw four of the men breaking away from the rest of the field, with Richard in the mix. 


Richard Weinberger Wins Bronze at the Olympics!

Congratulations to Richard Weinberger and his coach Ron Jacks. This morning, Richard gave Canada its 17th medal with a tremendous bronze medal swim at the London Olympics. Its a great day for Canada and we are very proud of you!  Enjoy the moment and well done!


More Photos from Age Group Nationals Posted

More 2012 Age Group Nationals photos have been posted on our PCS Facebook group site (PCS club members only) at


Age Nats Highlights Day 4-6

Our PCS swimmers built on their impressive Age Group Nationals swims during the last three days of competition. 

On Saturday, Lauren Crisp continued her exciting performances, breaking the BC, VIR and Club records in the 100 Backstroke, in a time of 1:06.52.  Crisp was dominant in the Backstroke events, winning all three distances.

Ryan Howe earned his second medal of the meet in the 100 Backstroke as well, coming third in the event with a time of 59.77.


2012 Thetis Lake Swim

The 20th annual Thetis Lake Swim of MS took place this Sunday, with a few of our young PCS swimmers (all girls!) trying their hand at open water racing.

Lia Lancaster, Fionnuala McKenna, and Kennedy Aragon-Scriven were all first in their age groups, with the latter two competing in the 1500m event, and Lancaster in the 800m.

Layma & Laura Maslova and Sara Pap also competed in the 800m event, marking their first-ever open water swims.



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