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Xmas Cracker

Xmas Cracker Day 2/3

The magic of Xmas Cracker was in the air as PCS swimmers saw club, VIR, and Provincial records fall and swimmers earned themselves new qualifying standards. 

From the B National group Bill Dongfang breaks 200Butterfly Provincial Record and narrowly misses National Age group record at 2:03.6 in 13-14 boys category. Dongfang had also already swam two relays, won and broke the club and VIR in 400Fr at 4:08 and won 100Fr in club and VIR record at 52.91. Bill swam 17 races and PB’d in 12.


Xmas Cracker Day 1

“Its all its Cracked up to be”.. that is the slogan on the giant 33 foot banner which has become a long standing tradition at Xmas Cracker. It hangs on the wall inviting all to bring their best.


An Xmas Cracker Carol!

The PCS Xmas Cracker is just 3 days away. For your browsing enjoyment we've included a little Xmas Cracker Carol.
(Please sing to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")

You better swim fast,
You better streamline,
Better flip turn,
I'm telling you why,
Christmas Cracker's coming to town.

We're making up heats,
And checking them twice,
We're gonna find out,
Who's got the best times,
Christmas Cracker's coming to town.


Cracker Wrap Up

PCS Team Cheer Picture

After three days of competition Santa and the Grinch packed up for another year. It was one of the biggest and best yet. At 750 athletes and three pools the 12th PCS Xmas Cracker created a lot of cheer…and fast swimming.


Cracker 2014 Gets Under Way in Style

The 12th Annual PCS Xmas Cracker got under way this morning over 700 athlete traded challenges in the tirple ended affair to great success.

Teams from BC Alberta and the North-West US will compete all weekend. Meet records fell and competition was strong.


Tis the Night Before Cracker

Tis the night before Cracker,
And all through the pool,
Decorations are hanging,
It's looking real cool!

Swimmer's are tucked,
all snug in their beds,
While visions of PB's,
Dance in their heads!

The officials are checking,
All of the gear.
You know there is time,
to still volunteer!

So come to the Place,
That is Saanich's Common Wealth,
And race PCS's Xmas Cracker,
Yes, it's our twelfth!


Count Down to Xmas Cracker is On: 4 Weeks Away!

The 14th Annual PCS Xmas Cracker Meet is just 4 weeks away!

The elves have been busy,
Checking lists twice,
But your name is not on them,
Neither naughty or nice!

So here's how to fix that,
As quick as you can.
Volunteer on the website,
Would be your best plan.

Volunteer early!
That would be right.
And you could see Tigh Na Mara,
For not one, but 2 nights!


Meet Package for Xmas Cracker is Now Posted

You may find the meet package for Xmas Cracker now posted under the meet on the upcoming events list.


Cracker Report

Cracker 13 Complete! New Records!

Santa and all the Elves tapped together a very fine performance over the weekend. Months of work in the preparation phase go into the production of the annual Xmas Cracker competition. 100’s of hours are invested by many people to create the atmosphere in which over 700 incredible young people race each year. This culmination of enthusiasm skill and speed attracts athletes from all over Western Canada and the buzz in the pool makes for fast swimming


Xmas Cracker Is Finished For Another Year

2013 Xmas Cracker Boys Start

The PCS Xmas Cracker is finished for another year and a huge Thank You! to all our volunteers and officials for helping us to put on a great meet.  Special Thanks! to our Xmas Cracker Organinzing Committee who put in some very long days getting all the logistical issues sorted out and providing training to all our new meet officials.

Congratulations are also in order for all the swimmers and coaches.  There were over 700 swimmers at the meet and some very fast swims were posted  Well done everyone!

We look forward to seeing you all next year.  Happy Holidays!



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