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UVic Vikes Summer Camp Information

PCS is proud to announce that for the second year, UVic has asked PCS to provide the coaching expertise for their swimming related Summer Camps.


Silent Auction HUGE Success with Estimated $9,000 Profit!

The prizes have now been drawn. Heather Coey won the highly sought after hand made PCS quilt. In the draw of all the families who sold more than 5 tickets or brought in more than 5 items for the Silent Auction, Saad Masri won a trip for two on Helijet Airways. Again thank you to everyone for your efforts. Your hard work continues to allow us to not have ANY mandatory fundraising commitments!

Over 100 people attended the 1st Annual PCS Dinner and Silent Auction. The evening was a very casual event everywhere except at the bidding tables.


Vikes Dixon Ontario Athlete Of The Year

University of Victoria Vikes swimmer, Stephanie Dixon, has continued her long list of accolades by being named the Ontario Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year for 2003. The Sport Alliance of Ontario announced the award this past Friday, April 2nd at a ceremony to recognize winners of the annual Ontario Sport Awards at Ontario Place.


Swimathon and Duncan Meet Highlights

The first weekend in April opened with Swimathon and ended with the Duncan Stingrays All-Level Meet.


Dixon wins UVic Outstanding Female Athlete Award

Vikes Web Site

In her first year swimming with the Vikes, she was an unbelievable performer and leader. Holder of 13 World Records, 5 World Championship Gold Medals, and 5 Paralympic Gold Medals, she has been an inspiration to the whole team.

She chose UVic while attending the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and began her varsity swimming career here this fall. Born with only one leg, she has not only competed and won the most prestigious International levels, she has challenged herself with goals that many able-bodied athletes are unable to achieve.


UV-PCS at the BC Winter Games

David Bakken - Field Reporter

From February 26 to the 29th, Port Alberni played host to the B.C. Winter games. Zone 6, the Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast zone, had 5 UV-PCS Swimmers attend the games as zone 6 swimmer representatives. Along with other Vancouver Island swimmers, Jovanna Ruffolo, Ashkaughn Forghani, David Vizsolyi, Craig Dagnall and Brian Macarthur made the trip to the Alberni Valley to compete in the games.


Bakken and Dixon Break Records at Western Canadian Short Course Championships

UVPCS swimmer Alyssa Bakken broke her first Provincial Record last weekend in Vancouver at the Western Canadian Championships. The 11 year old, who qualified to attend Westerns during January’s Vancouver Island Regional Championships, and was the youngest swimmer at the meet, broke the 11-12 Girls’ Provincial short-course Backstroke record with a time of 2:25.66. Somehow, we don’t think it will be her last. Alyssa just turned 11 in November and has almost two more years in the 11-12 age group to see what she can do! Congratulations, Alyssa!!


UV-PCS at the Provincial AAA's

David Bakken - Field Reporter

UV-PCS returned from the 2004 Provincials with some great swims posted, and once again we placed among the top five teams in the province.


Doping Information Update from WADA

Ottawa, Ontario

As of January 1, 2004, the new World Anti Doping Code has been adopted and is being firmly adhered to by FINA. In order for international and national level swimmers to be compliant with this new code, the following steps must be taken.

National Level Swimmer - Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)


UVic Vikes at the 2004 CIS's

UVic Releases

Day one of the 2004 CIS Swimming Championships at the University of Toronto saw first year swimmer Stephanie Dixon add another World Record to her resume, breaking her own mark in the 400 IM. Swimming in front of her family and friends in her home town of Toronto, Dixon swam to a personal best time of 5:32.38 breaking her own world record time by four seconds.



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