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Divisionals Day 1 Highlights

Pacific Coast Swimming started off the first day of 2022 Fraser & Island winter divisionals with team spirit, support, unity, that gave them a strong and exicitng start to the meet. 

We started off the day with 200m IM and had Nora Deitsch (2nd), Iris Wu (4th) and Sofia Zibell (6th) place in the top 8 at finals. On the men's side, Nolan Greenwood placed 5th, followed by Constantine Tchaouchev in 7th, and Sebastian Damian in 8th. In the 13-14 men's category, Rubin Lee placed 7th overall. 

Up next was 100m backstroke, on the women's side Isabelle Wu placed 7th overall with a personal best. In the 13-14 men's category, Noah Hicks placed 3rd with a personal best. After that event, Simon de Rosnay tackled 200m butterfly where he qualified for provincials, placed 2nd, and had a personal best. 

We had lots of personal bests and top 8 finishes in 50m breastroke. On the women's side, Maella Sanborn shattered her personal best, qualified for provincials, and placed 2nd. Iris Wu also went a fantastic personal best, qualifying for provincials and placed 3rd. Tracy Zhao placd 4th overall and went a personal best in finals. Way to go girls! On the men's side, Ethan Zhang placed 5th in the 12& under category. The 13-14 boys 50m breastroke had 3 top 8 PCS swimmers: Ethan Woo (3rd), Makaio McKnight (4th) & Kevin Yin (6th).

To finish off the day our Pacific Coast Swimmers lit up the pool during the 4x50m freestyle relay. The 12& under girls team ( I. Meyer, S. Zibell, M. Sanborn, & N. Dietsch) placed second, while the boys 12&under team ( C. Tchaouchev, E. Wang, S. Damian & E. Zhang) placed 1st. Our men's 13-14 freestyle relay ( M. McKnight, K. Yin, N. Hicks, & R. Lee) placed 3rd after their hard efforts to finish off the first day. 

We had 12 new provincial qualifying times overall today. Way to go bolts! Stay tuned for tomorrow's recap after day 2 of 3!