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Provincial Day 1 Highlights

2024 Winter Provincial Championships started off with an exciting first day at Saanich Commonwealth Place with over 630 swimmers competing across the weekend. 42 teams joined us from across the Province to spend their weekend racing with the top swimmers in British Columbia. Pacific Coast Swimming has 50 swimmers competing this weekend ranging from 11 to 23 years old. Today's races included best times, meet records, qualifying standards and club records for PCS across preliminaries and finals. In the prelims session, swimmer Elizabeth Saska qualified for her first Westerns time standard in the 100m butterfly with a time of 1:07.02. Nolan Greenwood also made a Westerns time standard in his 200m breaststroke, just missing the Canadian Junior standard by .2 of a second. Maelle Sanborn had a big best time swim in her 200m breaststroke placing first by almost 2 full seconds while dropping over 6 seconds off her previous time, and setting a new meet record in the girls 13-14 200 breast. Averie Hill dropped a second and a half off her previous best in the 100m butterfly, earning herself a bronze medal in the girls 11-12 final. Noah Zhang started his meet off strong by breaking the boys 12&under club record in the 50m freestyle with a time of 27.97, and lowered it further in finals with a time of 27.74 and placing second. Noah also medaled in the boys 100m butterfly at finals placing 3rd, just a couple tenths behind 2nd place. Alex Camaraire also placed 3rd in the boys 15-16 100m butterfly dropping a second off his best time. Camaraire then went on to win the boys 50m freestlye, narrowly missing the club record by .05 of a second with a time of 24.65. Sophie Wood placed 1st in the para 50m freestyle just a few tenths over her best. The boys 15-17 200m Medley relay placed 2nd (R. Lee, M. deGoey, A. Camaraire, K. Feenstra) narrowly missing the club record this evening. The girls and boys 18&over 200m Medley relays also both placed 2nd this evening. Friday's races are starting at 8:30am tomorrow, check out the livestream  to watch from anywhere!