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Sign Up for Summer Swim Camps with the Vikes!

Vikes swim camp introduces children to the arena of competitive swimming. Experienced coaches will lead campers in stroke improvement, swim games, swim fitness, dry land skills and provide an opportunity for feedback from under/over water video. Participants must be able to swim 50 meters or be at a Lightning Fast 3/Red Cross Level 6 or higher.

Cost: $114.00

Ages: 8-12

Dates:
July 22 - July 26
July 29 - August 2
August 12 - August 16

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New qualifiers and club record at VIRs

Pacific Coast Swimming took 90 swimmers up to Vancouver Island Regionals in Nanaimo this past weekend where we had new qualifiers and new club record. PCS won the swim meet with 5040 points with the next club over a thousand points behind. 14 year old Nolan Greenwood qualified for his first Canadian Junior Championship standard in the 1500m freestyle by 6 seconds. Derek Francois set a new 10&under 100m freestyle club record with a time of 1:08.80, breaking the previous record by half a second which was set in 2018.

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Vizsolyi announces retirement, Clouston named head coach

ORINGINAL STORY POSTED HERE FROM VIKES

VICTORIA – One of the longest-tenured coaches in the country and a pivotal figure in British Columbia's swimming history, Peter Vizsolyi, is retiring after 41 years leading the University of Victoria's swim program.

Following a nationwide search, Ryan Clouston, who has spent the last 14 seasons as the assistant coach alongside Vizsolyi, has been appointed the program's new head coach.

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Lightning Fast City Champs

Thanks to all our swimmers who joined us at our 3rd Annual Lightning Fast City Champs at Commonwealth Place on June 2nd! We had 115 Lightning Fast Swimmers racing on June 2nd at Commonwealth to finish off our season of Lightning Fast. 9 pools across Greater Victoria came together to form 4 teams filled with racing, cheering, prizes, and fast swimming! Way to go swimmers!

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1500 Trees Planted for Earth Day

In honour of this year's Earth Day, Pacific Coast Swimming has planted 1500 Trees in partnership with OneTree Planted to positively impact the planet. Thanks for your support as part of our Family of Champions!

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Making Waves at Wavemaker

This past weekend we had over 145 PCS swimmers at our annual Wavermaker Invitational swim meet. A huge thank you to all the volunteers and officials for making this competition possible. We had a large group of new qualifiers for upcoming competitions, as well as 7 new Club Records Set over the course of the weekend. 

New Club Records

Noah Zhang - 12&under boy's 200m IM 2:32.35

Noah Zhang - 12&under boy's 100m Butterfly 1:06.11

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Western Canadian Championship Successes

15 of our PCS Swimmers headed to Winnipeg this past weekend to race at the 2024 Speedo Western Championships. PCS scored 9th overall out of 65 teams, making us the top team from Vancouver Island. Our women's team scored the highest points score since 2016. Alex Camaraire placed 2nd in both the 100m freestyle, and the 50m freestyle. In the 50m freestyle, Alex set a new club record in the 50m freestyle with a time of 24.42. Congratulations to coach Alexx and swimmer Roy Pan and who passed his Level 3 Para Evaluation at Westerns. Roy placed 1st in his 50m butterfly this weekend, as well.

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Fourth and Final day at Winter Provincials

Our final day of Provincials we were heading into Sunday holding 3rd place overall in the meet strong, looking to catch 2nd. We had over 25 individual finals this evening and went out with a bang of more qualifying times. Our first medalist of the evening was Sophie Wood in the para 200m IM, placing first overall. Up next was our 50m breaststroke swimmers, where Averie Hill jumped back up on the podium, placing 2nd. Maelle Sanborn placed 2nd in the 50m breaststroke, just .07 away from sweeping 1st in all the breaststroke events.

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Saturday at 2024 Provincials

Saturday's successes started in prelims on the 3rd day of Provincials with Ayiana Gagne making her first Westerns Cut with a best time of 18:17. In finals, Ada Chen was our first medalist in the girls 11-12 100m freestyle with a best time of 1:04.4. Noah Zhang was back up on the podium in the boys 11-12 100m freestyle, just half a second from 1st place. Sophie Wood placed 1st in the para 100m freestyle with a best time of 1:06.4.

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Day 2 at 2024 Winter Provincials

Friday's racing started off with Averie Hill placing 3rd in the 11-12 400m IM with a personal best time. Noah Zhang won the 11-12 50m butterfly, dropping almost 3 seconds off his entry time for a best time of 29.94. Alex Camaraire placed 2nd in the 50m butterfly, obtaining his first open Canadian Trials cut in prelims. Noah Zhang was back up on the podium placing 2nd in the 200m freestyle, followed by Ethan Zhang who came in 3rd. Sophie Wood placed 1st in the para 100m backstroke just a few tenths over her best time.

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