PCS' backstroke ace Lauren Crisp is set to compete at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships starting tomorrow morning in Maui, Hawaii. The best junior swimmers from Canada, America, Japan, China and Australia among others make this biennial event one of the fastest and most competitive swim meets for young swimmers to partake in. Lauren will compete in the 100 Backstroke on Wednesday, the 100 Freestyle on Thursday, and the 200 Backstroke on Friday. There will be live video available, so make sure to watch as Lauren takes her best efforts to race some of the best out there.
PCS' own Stephanie Horner competed in Rio in the 10km Open Water race this morning. The race consisted of four 2.5km laps against the best Open Water athletes in the world. Steph started the race well and placed herself in the middle of the pack early, finishing the first lap in 17th place. She moved up the field a bit on the second lap to 11th place, less than 5 seconds back of first place. It was the third lap where the Dutch swimmer and eventual winner Sharon van Rouwendaal pushed the pace hard from the front, forcing the pack to chase.
On Monday August 15 Stephanie Horner, currently coached by PCS' Director of Swimming Ron Jacks, will compete in the Rio Olympic Games, competing in the Women's 10km Marathon Swimming event at 5AM Pacific Time. The very next day, ex-PCS swimmer Richard Weinberger will jump in and compete in the Men's event after winning Bronze as a PCS swimmer 4 years ago in London - again at 5AM Pacific Time.
Another rocking night for UVPCS. Jordan Andrusak finished second in hte B Final in 200 IM. Jon McKay finished 5th overall in the Men's 400 Free and Erin Lawrance 8th with a Personal Best in the A final of 400 Free. Luo, Andrusak, Bennett and Lawrance set 15-17 VIR and Senior Club record in hte 4x100 Freestyle.
Well done Bolts!! The Girls team finished in 11th spot, and second BC team. UVPCS overall is 12th.
We want to say farewell to coach Pawel, and thank him for his amazing efforts and contribution this year to the PCS family. Pawel is now gone back to Poland, and he made sure to thank everyone for their generosity and fun around the pool this season.
The last night at Talisman Centre was definitely not boring.
The team’s first gold medal of the night went to Sophie Lorette in the girls 400 freestyle. Lorette was out a bodylength ahead of everyone at the 100 meter mark, with a starting split of 1.04.36, and kept a strong pace throughout the whole race and brought it home in the last 100, and with a final time of 4.35.25, put herself on top of the podium.
The fourth finals session of the meet started off well enough, with a solid swim by Hanna Edwards in the 100 back, who moved up one spot and came in 6th with a time of 1:08.77. Lauren Crisp also had a good performance in her 100 back, and came in 5th with 1:04.07.
Day three at the smokin’ hot Talisman Centre, and PCS swimmers-despite altitude and heat- did not disappoint. The first finals swimmer was 16 year old Sophie Tarrant, who recently competed at New Zealand’s Olympic Trials, and swam the 100 breastroke with a speedy 1:14.33, came in 6th in the 16-18 year old category.