PCS is proud to announce its Coaching team for this season, the most experienced team of Coaches in the country! While each swimmer has a designated coach, PCS coaches work as a team towards the success of every swimmer in the program.
Lauren finished as the top Canadian in the 200 Backstroke at Junior Pan Pacs this past weekend, touching in 8th place in a time of 2:15.52. Also competing in the 100 Backstroke, Lauren placed 12th overall in 1:03.57. Junior Pan Pacs attract the best young talent from some of the best swimming nations in the world and is a great stepping stone towards national senior team competition. With her first national team experience in the books, Lauren will set her focus back to training so she can continue her success in the coming year.
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.