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Canadians Settle for 11th in Debut of Open Water Relay at Worlds

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Canada's Richard Weinberger, Stephanie Horner, Eric Hedlin and Breanne Siwicki completed FINA's first ever team relay in 11th place at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Hungary, on Thursday.

The new mixed relay format was a first at the world championships level and saw teams use a variety of strategies and swimmer orders to compete.


Times Colonist Story About PCS Open Water Program and World Championships!

This was not the splash Eric Hedlin was hoping to make as the lead-off swimmer for Canada at the 2017 FINA world aquatics championships in Budapest on Saturday. The Victoria athlete finished 14th in the men’s 5K open-water, an event in which he won the silver medal at the 2013 world championships.


Eric Hedlin Places 14th in World Championships 5km Swim!

Opening up the World Championships in Hungary, the men raced the 5km open water race today.  PCS and Vikes swimmer Eric Hedlin was near the front from start to finish, holding ~6th place for a while, before dropping to ~25th near the middle of the race before fighting his way up to 11th and ultimately finishing 14th overall in the field of 60 top international athletes.


Mock, McKay Make Jr Pan Pac Open Water Team

Vicky Mock and Jon McKay both came up big on the day in the 10km race in the Canadian Jr Pan Pac Selection trials at the Flowers Sea Swim in Grand Cayman. The race went well for both PCS competitiors. Jon McKay finished the men's event in second spot overall and as the first Canadian giving him an open water spot on the Jr Pan Pac Team, adding to his pool spot for the same.


Registration Now Open for the 2014 HtO Thetis Lake Swim

Thetis Lake Open Water Swimming

Join Us on July 27 for the HtO Thetis Lake Swim for MS and MSABC’s Open Water Swimming Provincial Championships.

Sponsored by HtO, this year marks the 22nd year of the HtO Thetis Lake swim for Multiple Sclerosis. As with last year we will be hosting the MSABC Provincial Open Water Swimming Championships as part of the event!

Events will include our annual HtO Thetis Lake 800, 1.5km, 3km and 5km swim distances. Added to this will be the 1.5km and 3km Masters Provincial Championship distances.

The event will take place Sunday, July 27, 2014.


2013 Thetis Lake Swim for MS Results

A small group of 8 PCS swimmers attended the 21st Annual H2O-MS Swim at Thetis Lake.  This was also the inaugural year of the Provincial Masters Open Water Swim.

The weather was sunny and beautiful, and although the water was a little murky, swimmers were reporting that it was fairly warm.


Join the 20th Anniversary Challenge!

Sponsored by HtO This year marks the 21st year of the HtO Thetis Lake swim for Multiple Sclerosis.

Join us on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The HtO Thetis Lake swim for MS is open to all ages and all abilities. Choose from 1 of 4 different events. Wetsuits are permitted in all but the 5k swim.

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