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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.


Karley Stutzel Excels at CWUAA

The 2004 Canada West Swimming Championships saw UVic walk away with 4 medals on day one.

Leading the way was fourth year swimmer Karley Stutzel, who won the gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle in a new Canada West record time of 8:41.24. Vike Danielle Bell took the bronze coming home in a time of 8:55.74.

Dave Creel opened up the championships by winning the silver medal in the men's 1500m freestyle event. Creel touched the final wall in a time of 15:46.43 to finish three seconds behind the University of Calgary 's Richard Cormack.


UV-PCSA Athlete Sets Two World Records

by Rich Cole

UVic swimmer Stephanie Dixon shocked the crowded Commonwealth Place last weekend as she broke two World Records. The University of Victoria athlete smashed the 200 and 400 meter Individual Medley disabled world marks.

"I had some unbelievable swims," said Dixon recalling her races at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships meet. "Moments like this confirm that I've made the right decision of coming to train with UVic and PCS."


Waters Stirred Up at Christmas Cracker

The labour dispute at BC Ferries impacted the attendance at the UV-PCSA Christmas Cracker, however the lone Vancouver based team to attend spoke loudly.

After taking a passenger only ferry to Nanaimo and then bussing to Victoria, the UBC Dolphin Swim Club shattered two 12 and Under Male Canadian Relay records. Andrew Conroy, Marko Gavric, Hong-Kei Chan, Hong-Ting Chan took a whopping 9 seconds off the Canadian 4x100 Medley Relay and also set a new Canadian standard in the 4x50 Medley relay. The UBC Dolphins 13-14 Woman's 4x100 Medal Team also set a new Provincial standard.



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