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UVIC Announces McKinnon Pool to close after 50 years

After more than five decades UVic’s McKinnon pool has reached the end of its life cycle. Like many Canadian pools built in the 1960’s to 1980’s it has reached a point where upgrades are no longer cost effective and a rebuild is still in the future. McKinnon pool will close permanently in September 2024.

We have been aware of this possibility for some time and we have made arrangements to accommodate all of the UVPCS athletes through some schedule changes and some additions of pool time at other facilities.


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

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


Congratulations to BC Summer Games Swimmers

Congratulations to the 10 athletes who have been selected to represent Zone 6 at the 2024 BC Summer Games for swimming taking place in Maple Ridge, BC alongside coach Grace Macdonald.  

Female Swimmers: Eden Blaind, Ada Chen, Averie Hill, Zoe Leong, & Katie McLaren 

Male Swimmers: Evan Eide, Xavier Huculak-Payne, Ewan Ross, Ethan Zhang & Noah Zhang 


Moses Lake Summer Sizzler 2024!

Our 15th year at the Moses Lake Summer Sizzler was a blast for our 25 swimmers aged 7 to 14 in the 38 degree weather in the outdoor, long course pool. Our swimmers sang the Canadian National Anthem throughout the entire meet alongside the Duncan Stingrays, Pacific Sea Wolves and Canadian Dolphins teams. 


Highlights include: 

Lukas Schroeder placed 1st in 7 events, 2nd in one place 

Owen Schroeder placed 1st in 3 events, 2nd in 4 events, 1 3rd place


Day 1 at Divisionals

PCS is racing hard this weekend in Richmond, BC for BC's 2024 Summer Divisionals!


PCS Announces New Distance Challenge

Swimming distance and distance events can offer significant benefits to competitive swimmer’s stroke development, endurance, as well as overall improvement in swimming abilities.

Young swimmers engaging in distance swimming helps to refine stroke technique. Swimming for extended periods develops efficient stroke mechanics to maintain speed and conserve energy. Swimmers who regularly train for distance events often develop better stroke precision and consistency, leading to smoother and more effective distance per stroke.


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.


Vizsolyi announces retirement, Clouston named head coach


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.


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!


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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