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And what a AAAs they were – here are the news, now that your correspondents have had two weekends to sleep in, after four incredibly long and exciting days at the Provincial Championships. We hosted a great meet – due to dedicated parents, coaches, friends and supporters. Thanks to everybody!

In our second year, the UVic-Pacific Coast Swimming Association moved into the top three places in the province, placing second in the points standings for men, third for women, and finishing third overall.

Congratulations to new Youth National qualifiers Nicole Crawford and Craig Dagnall, and new Club National qualifier Brian MacArthur. Congratulations as well to Alyssa Bakken, who set a new Vancouver Island Regional Record in the 12 and Under Women’s 200m Backstroke.

Our medalists included:

  • Alyssa Bakken – Gold in 12 and Under Women's 100m and 200m Backstroke, and 800m Freestyle; Silver in 200m and 400m Individual Medley
  • Ryan Clouston – Silver in 15-17 year old Men's 1500m Freestyle, Bronze in 200m Breaststroke and 400m Individual Medley
  • Nicole Crawford – Bronze in 13-14 year old Women's 400m Freestyle
  • David Creel – Gold in Men 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 400m IM; Silver in 200m IM
  • Craig Dagnall – Bronze in 13-14 year old Men's 1500m Freestyle
  • Stephanie Dixon – Bronze in Women's Open 200m Backstroke
  • Alison Hooper – Bronze in 12 and Under Women's 100m Backstroke
  • Katie Humphries – Bronze in Women's Open 200m Butterfly
  • Greer Jacks – Gold in Me'sn Open 400m Freestyle; Silver in 100m and 200m Freestyle; Bronze in 50m Freestyle
  • Jesse Jacks – Gold in Me'sn Open 100m Butterfly; Silver in 200m Butterfly
  • Nathan O'Brien – Gold in Men's Open 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM, Silver in 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
  • Erich Schmitt – Bronze in Men's Open 200m Butterfly, 200m IM
  • Laina Steeple – Silver in Women's Open 800 Freestyle
  • Karley Stutzel – Gold in Women's Open 400 Freestyle
  • David Vizsolyi – Gold in 13-14 year old Men's 200m Butterfly; Silver in 1500m Freestyle
  • Jayme Weimer – Silver in 13-14 year old Women's 100m Freestyle; Bronze in 50m and 200m Freestyle

Top-eight finishers also included Ashkaughn Forghani, Marija Kopac, Iza Labbe, Brian MacArthur, Hollis Roth, Annemarie Schmitt, Tyler Smith and Mary-Claire Zachernuk. For complete results, visit our results page

Congratulations on all your placings, best times and great swims. Good luck to those traveling to Club Nationals this weekend, and of course to Nathan O’Brien and Stephanie Dixon in Athens!