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Karley Stutzel and Dave Creel Named to Canadian Open Water Team

UVPCS swimmers Karley Stutzel and Dave Creel have been selected to represent Canada at the 2004 Fina World Open Water Championship Trials to be held September 11, 2004 in Atlantic City, USA.


UVPCS Only BC Club to Place Athletes on Three International Teams

In 2004, UVPCS has the unique privilege of being the only BC Club, and one of only two in Canada, represented at all three of the world’s top international meets – the Olympic Games (Nathan O’Brien), the Paralympic Games (Stephanie Dixon, Ron Jacks - Coach), and the World Open Water Championships (


Nathan O’Brien Does Victoria and Canada Proud at 2004 Olympic Games!!!

UVPCS’ Nathan O’Brien has now completed his events at the 2004 Athen’s Olympic Games. In his first Olympics, Nathan reached the semi-finals in the 200 Backstroke. He finished the event with a 10th place finish in the heats (time: 2:00.49) and a 14th place finish in the semi-finals (time: 2:00.13). He also swam a personal best time of 2:00.01 in the 200 Butterfly, finishing 23rd overall. Not bad for a rookie!

Congratulations Nathan


UV-PCS Swimmers named to Provincial Teams

Congratulations to UV-PCS swimmers who were named to short course 2004-2005 BC Provincial Teams.

  • Alyssa Bakken - Backstroke Girls 12&U
  • Nicole Crawford - Distance Freestyle Girls 13-14
  • Hollis Roth - Butterfly Girls 15-16
  • Ryan Clouston - IM Boys 16-17
  • Mackenzie Downing - Butterfly Girls 18&U

See the SwimBC web site for more information.


2004-2005 Group Schedules Now Online

View the complete schedule of days and times for all UVPCSA groups and programs now on the schedule page.


UVPCS Top Vancouver Island Club at Club Nationals!

Last year at the Calgary inaugural Club Nationals UVPCS placed 12th of over 65 teams, a remarkable feat for a Club in its first year of operations. This year, after less than two years in operation, we scored 884 points and placed 7th among over 100 teams from across the country attending the meet. UVPCS was the 3rd highest scoring club in BC, after UBC Dolphins and Langley Olympians. Congratulations to all our Club Nationals competitors and coaches!!

Our top-eight finishers included:



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.


UV-PCSA Olympians

Congratulations UVPCS athletes Stephanie Dixon, Nathan O'Brien and coach Ron Jacks on being selected to represent Canada at the 2004 Olympics and Paralympic's in Athens, Greece!


Summer Schedule

Taking 3-7 weeks off can set an athlete back a long way come September 20th when SCP reopens.

Below is a maintenance schedule for August, a reminder on the camps, and a suggested fitness plan for Aug/Sept.

  • Aug 04 & 06 Practise will be W/F Only 5:15-6:45 indoors UVic
  • Aug 09-15 Practise will be M/W/F Only 5:15-6:45 indoors UVic (Mark coaching)

  • Aug 16-20 Practise will be M/W/F Only 5:15-6:45 indoors at UVic (Rod coaching)


UVic-PCS Athlete Makes Olympic Team!

Nathan O'Brien won the Men's 200M Backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Trials on Friday. His time of 1:59.17 was the second fastest time ever swam by a Canadian swimmer and only 2/100's off the Canadian Record. More importantly, his time was well under the qualifying standard and has earned him a trip to the Athens Olympics next month.

Nathan's family has a long history with PCS Coach Ron Jacks and the Olympics. In 1976 Ron coached Nathan's mother in the 1976 Montreal Olympics were she competed in the 800M Freestyle.



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