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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.


Eric Hedlin shy of Olympic Cut in 10km


Victoria’s Eric Hedlin was Canada’s top swimmer on a sunny, breezy morning at Old Doha Port. The 30-year-old finished 31st, 1:56.7 behind winner Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary. France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier was 2.4 seconds behind for silver, followed by Hector Pardoe of Great Britain, who was 8 seconds off the pace for bronze.


2024 Vancouver Island Regional Highlights

Pacific Coast Swimming drove up to Comox today for Vancouver Island Regionals, with over 75 PCS swimmers competing over the next three days. Friday started off with our distance events, where we started off with Owen Schroeder qualifying for Provincials in the 800m freestyle placing 1st, followed by Eden Blaind who qualified for Divisionals in the 800m freestyle and placed first. Ada Chen placed first in the 11-12 800m freestyle, nearly missing provincials by a second. Brandon Zhang placed first in the 1500m freestyle and qualified for 13-14 Provincials.


Vikes Giving Day Private lessons


Sign up for a 45 minute private lesson from our affiliated Varisty Vikes Team members who have decades of swimming experiences as well as coach experience over their years of involvement in the sport. Private lessons are 75$ a session with proceeds going towards supporting the Varisty Swim Team. All ages and abilities are welcome from new swimmers up to our competitive swimmers. Come get some feedback on your swimming, and support the Vikes at the same time!


Low Sort Bottle Drive to Support Travel Costs

Bring your empties on January 14th to Saanich Commonwealth Place (rear parking lot) to support our swimmers who are travelling both Nationally and Internationally to compete!



Congratulations on a Successful Christmas Cracker

Thanks to all the clubs and swimmers who participated in our 21st Annual Christmas Cracker this past weekend! We had over 500 swimmers who attended on the weekend! A huge thank you to lal our volunteers who made this meet possible. We can't do it without you! 

A huge congratulations to the athletes who broke the 5 club records over the weekend, including: 


First Swim Meet of the Season Highlights

Our first multi-group competition of the 2023-24 was an exciting and successful weekend in Nanaimo. We started Saturday off with a new Provincial Qualifier Zoe Leong in 50m backstroke with a time of 34.48 seconds, leading off the 4x50m mixed medley relay. Swimmer Derek Francois qualified for Divisionals in his 100m freestyle with a time of 1:11.92, winning the 10&under category by over 6 seconds. Following their swims, Olive Winters qualified for Divisionals in 50m backstroke, shaving almost 2 seconds off her previous best.



Come and join us for an afternoon of fun with a swim led by the University of Victoria Varsity swimmers! This water session is filled with technical tips, games, prizes and new skills all led by the Vikes. Swimmers in Lightning Fast 4 and up are welcome to attend this fun-filled event. SIGN-UP HERE!

Requirements: Lightning Fast 4+

Price: 20$

Location: Mckinnon Pool

Time: 1PM - 2:30PM



Mark the date! 2023-24 Welcome Back BBQ

Welcome the 2023-24 swim season with PCS by joining us for our annual Welcome Back BBQ!

Family of PCS members are welcome to attend. Come meet our staff, mingle with families, and pick up some equipment at the Elk & Beaver Lake Picnic Area. The BBQ is on September 8th, from 5pm-dusk. Please RSVP so we can approximate food numbers and accomodate any allergies. See you there!




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.



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