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PCS in Open Water Swims Lac St.-Jean and Magog

Aimeson King has been busy in the lakes of Quebec swimming open water swims in the past week.  After finishing 6th in the Lac St. Jean open water FINA World Cup 10km race, Aimeson competed in the Traversee de Lac St-Jean, a 32km FINA Grand Prix race in frigid waters, ~15 degrees Celcius near the start, ~18-19 degrees for most of the race.  It was Aimeson's first race over 15km in race, and Aimeson finished in 9th place among men in a time of 7 hours and 10 minutes.  Great Job Aimeson!


Big Open Water Swims on Saturday

Richard Weinberger, having finished the Open Water World Championship 10km swim in Barcelona in 5th place, after making his life much harder by missing a buoy halfway through the race, is looking for redemption on Saturday when he races the World Championship 25km race.   He will be looking to win his first World Championship medal, and is excited to swim his first race of this distance.  UVic Alum Greg Streppel won the World Championship gold medal in the 25km race once before, and Richard is looking to follow in his footsteps.


Richard Weinberger - 5th in 10KM race at worlds - Updated

After a hard fought race, Richard Weinberger has come 5th in the 10KM open water race at World Championships in a time of 1:49:19.9, finishing 8.1 seconds behind winner Spyridon Gianniotis.  Congratulations Richard!


Richard Weinberger - World Champs Swim Tomorrow

Just a reminder, Richard Weinberger swims the 10km open water race in Barcelona, starting at 12PM local time (ie. 3AM in Victoria).  To follow Richard live, Omega Timing usually sets up live splits for these races here: - just click on 'Live Timing' and follow the related links.  Click on 'Results' after the race to see the final placings.  Good Luck Richard!


Weinberger Named Among FINA’s Top 2012 Swimmers

Three PCS Swimmers Selected for National Open Water Teams

Swimming Canada announced today  the 2012-2013 National Open Water Team and has named Olympic bronze medalist, Richard Weinberger, as one of the team members.  Joining him is PCS teammate Aimeson King.

Also announced was the Junior Selects team, which included Zac Parkes.

Congratulations to both Richard, Aimeson and Zac, and their coach Ron Jacks.


Come Out to the AGM on November 17

This year, the AGM will be held at the Royal Oak Golf and Country Club on Nov 17, between 4:00-5:30pm.  

There will be wine and cheese, along with a talk from Olympic Bronze Medalist Richard Weinberger.

We encourage you to all come out!


Welcome Home Richard!

A group of approximately 15-20 PCS swimmers, families and friends of Richard Weinberger were at the airport yesterday to welcome him home.  A rousing cheer broke out as Richard and fellow olympians Gillian Carleton and Riley McCormick came through the arrivals gate. All the local media were represented and it was a frenzy of interviews, handshakes, photos and autographs. Richard graciously and patiently met with everyone and even let his medal be passed around the crowd to thrill of kids and adults alike.


Weinberger on YouTube

Here are some YouTube videos showing the final meters of Richard's race in London and the medal ceremonies after.


Weinberger in the Media

Here are some links to articles from various media outlets written about Richard Weinberger following his Olympic medal-winning performance this morning.



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