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Vikes Championship Breakfast Fundraiser

The Second Annual Vikes Championship Breakfast fundraiser will take place on September 29th, 2009 at the UVic McKinnon Gym. Last year’s event raised $330,000, which helped Vikes student athletes realize success in the classroom and field of competition. This year the keynote speaker is Bob Lenarduzzi, President of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


Head Coach Ron Jacks Named to IPC World Championships Coaching Staff

Swim-Natation Canada has named UVPCS head coach Ron Jacks to the coaching staff for the 2009 IPC World Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29 - December 5. UVPCS swimmer Stephanie Dixon was earlier named to the team. Congratulations Ron and Stephanie!

Int'l Coaching Staff for Para-swimming World Championships Announced ... SNC 16-Sep-09


Fina Swimsuit Rule Implemented at the Beginning of the Canadian Swimming Season

SNC Story

Ottawa, ON – Swimming Canada announced that effective September 1, 2009, all swimwear worn in swimming competitions sanctioned under the authority of Swimming Canada must conform to the January 1, 2010 Fina swimwear approval guidelines.

“We want our athletes to start the season on the right foot,” says Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada. “By implementing the rule in September, we are giving our athletes more time to adapt to the technology changes as they prepare for the big events this year.”


Registration & Welcome Back Barbeque

It was a lovely Victoria evening at Beaver Lake Picnic area for our eighth annual Registration & Welcome Back BBQ, with inspired chefs, happy families, flying frisbees, the occasional romping puppy, signature BC recycling and even some open water swimming - a good time was had by all... thanks to everybody who helped and to Jenner Chev Olds for the Grillverado Truck.

Welcome to the 2009-2010 swim season!


Terry Fox Run

Coach Mark Lancaster and several PCS swimmers added running shoes to their repertoire on Sunday, September 13th to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research.


Medals, Records at Canada Games

updated 30-Aug-09

Competing for Team BC at the Canada Games in Prince Edward Island, UVPCS swimmers Nicholas Sinclair and Richard Weinberger and swimmer-triathlete Alison Hooper pulled out all the stops and posted a terrific end to the 2008-2009 season.


Stephanie Dixon named to SNC IPC team

UVPCS swimmer and world record holder Stephanie Dixon has been named to the Canadian team for the 2009 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships. Stephanie set her most recent world record, in 50 Backstroke, at the Can-Am Championship meet in Edmonton in July. The IPC Championships takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29th – December 5th 2009. Congratulations to Stephanie and coach Ron Jacks!


Herman Mock Memorial Award - 2009-2010 Registration

Pacific Coast Swimming is honoured to inaugurate the Herman Mock Memorial Award in the 2009-2010 swim season.


North American Challenge Cup, US Open & British Grand Prix

It's been a busy international week for UVPCS swimmers...

First off the blocks, Caileigh Filmer represented Canada at the North American Challenge Cup in La Mirada, California. Caileigh rose to the long course Challenge, bettering her entry times in four of six individual races and concluded the meet with three top-8 finishes in tough competition. Caileigh was also on three top-8 relay teams.


2009 Midsummer Madness

What can we say about the small but mighty Midsummer Madness Meet... fifty-nine swimmers raced, had fun, and especially enjoyed the water in the summer heat; coaches and officials enjoyed being splashed for the same reason! Event winners received special Midsummer Madness Mugs... FINA high-point swimmers of the meet received Midsummer Madness Mugs filled with jelly beans... two randomly-drawn officials also won Midsummer Madness Mugs filled with jelly beans, and, because one day it will again be cool weather requiring hot drinks, coffee cards... it was the Madness!!



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