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2023 Speedo Canadian Swimming Championships

Pacific Coast Swimming had 8 athletes competing at the 2023 Speedo Canadian Swimming Championsips this past week in Toronto. The 6 day long competition started on Tuesday, August 1st running through until August 6th. On Tuesday, Rubin Lee qualified 10th in the console final for the mens 14-15 100m backstroke, placing 20th overall. Sophie Wood swam a personal best in the para 400m freestyle in the prelims session. The following day, Tracy Zhao placed 5th in the 13-14 100m breaststroke A final with a personal best time of 1:16.00.


2003 Club Record Broken at Far Westerns

Pacific Coast Swimming attended the 2023 Far Western Championships July 27-30th in Concord California with 7 athletes. The 30 degree heat at the outdoor pool was no match for our team of athletes who broke numerous club records and swam multiple lifetime bests.


Club Records & Qualifiers at 2023 Summer Provincials

Pacific Coast Swimming had 36 athletes at 2023 Long Course Provincial Championships hosted by VPSC at the UBC Aquatic Centre. From Thursday to Sunday, PCS gained 5 new club records, as well as 12 new Canadian Junior Championship qualifiyng times. On Thurday, Sophie Wood placed 1st in the para 100m butterfly, dropping alomst 2 seconds off her best. Following, Maelle Sanborn placed 2nd in the girl's 13-14 200m breaststroke as a newly-turned 13 year old, shaving over four seconds off her previous personal best.


Summer Divisional Highlights

The competition kicked off with a bang, and Pacific Coast Swimming has taken the lead right from the start. With some great performances , our team has set the pace and positioned themselves at the forefront of the competition. First off in the 200 IM girls' category, Averie Hill secured the 4th place with a time of 2:47.3, closely followed by Ada Chen in 5th place with a time of 2:47.57. In the 13-14 age group, Maelle Sanborn delivered an impressive performance, securing the bronze medal with a time of 2:38.14.


New qualifiers & club records at 2023 Regionals

Over 100 Pacific Coast Swimming swimmers competed at the 2023 Long Course Vancouver Island Regionals that took place at Commonwealth Pool this past weekend. We had multiple new divisonal, provincial and Far Western qualifiers along with the 10&under club record broken by Ada Chen in the 50m butterfly at 35.0 The previous record was held by Alyssa B. with a time of 35.64. 


Coaches Misha Young & Klaudia Laszlo qualify for 70.3 World Championships

Victoria's annual 70.3 triathlon took place on May 28th consisting of a 1.9km swim through Elk Lake, a 90km bike and finishing with a 21.1km run. Two of our PCS coaches, Misha Young and Klaudia Laszlo both completed the half-Iron Man in good standings, both securing a spot at 70.3 World Championships. World Champs will be taking place in Lahti, Finland in late August.


5 new club records at Wavemaker 2023

Pacific Coast Swimming hosted our Annual Wavemaker swim meet over this past weekend. From best times to qualifying standards to club records, PCS rocked another weekend of racing! Our first club records of the weekend were broken on Friday at finals for 10&under swimmers Ada C. and Owen S. Ada smashed the previous 10&under club record in the 1500m freestlye by nearly 2 minutes with a time of 21:10.40. The previous record stood from 2003. Owen S. also showed an impressive swim, setting a new 10&u boys record in the 800m freestyle with a time of 11:37.18.


UVPCS goes 1-2 in the 5km Open Water Trials!

UVic-Pacific Coast Swimming (UVPCS) swimmers Eric Hedlin and Jon McKay made an impressive showing at the 2023 Canadian Open Water Trials, held recently in the picturesque Cayman Islands. Hedlin, who had already earned Silver in the 10km on Saturday, took the first spot in the men's 5km race Sunday morning, while McKay finished in second place to take the top two podium spots for UVPCS.



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