PCS-Girls200FrRlyOpen(AAAChamps)Gareth Saunders

Pacific Coast Swimming had another big night of racing at the Swim BC AAA Long Course Provincial Championships, having thirty-six individual final swims plus four relays finish in the top eight.  “The number of swims we had tonight shows our club depth and strength as a team,” said Rod Barratt, Director of Athlete Development.  “There was great pride and support across all age groups throughout the third night of racing.”

With day three of the championships in the books, Pacific Coast Swimming added to their overall team points lead, and sit atop the standings three-hundred twenty five points ahead of Hyack Swim Club.   With the meet moving to a five-day format from the traditional four-day schedule in the past, only female relays were swum on day three of competition.  On Day four the schedule reverses, and there are only male relays swum.  Hyack Swim Club has a very strong boys squad, so the Bolts will have to work hard on Saturday and Sunday to hold their lead over the final two days of competition.

Pacific Coast Swimming brought home three silver medals in the Girls 200 Back on the night.  In the Girls 12-13 category, Hana Edwards touched the wall in 2:23.46, while Hannah Lorette earned her silver in the Girls 14-15 race with a time of 2:23.27.  In the Girls 16 & Over event, Lauren Crisp placed second in a time of 2:18.14.

Nine-year old Nolan Crisp held his own in the Boys 11 & Under 200 Backstroke, touching the wall in 2:47.74 for 4th place.  The only other competitor in the final that wasn’t eleven years old was Crisp’s teammate, ten-year old Griffin Arnatt.  Arnatt finished in 8th place with his time of 2:50.73.    In the Boys 12-13 200 Back, Tom Chapman swam to a 5th place finish, touching the wall in 2:26.00.

Jessica Luo swam to a 4th place finish in the Girls 14-15 50 free with her time of 27.77.  In the Boys 11 & Under 50 Free, Nathan Chow touched the wall in 30.94 for sixth position.  The Boys 12-13 50 Free saw three Bolts’ in the final, with Anthony GutierrezMichael Schmidt, and Brendan Fitzpatrick finishing 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively.

Hana Edwards won her second medal of the night, with her 3rd place performance in the Girls 12-13 400 IM in a time of 5:10.26.  In the Girls 16 & Over 400 IM, Pacific Coast Swimming showed their depth with four swimmers placing in the top eight.  Jordan Andrusak led the way, touching the wall 2nd in a blistering time of 5:04.80.  Teammates Sophie TarrantErin Lawrance, and Haley Bennett placed 5th, 6th and 8threspectively.

In the Boys 12-13 200 IM final, Michael Schmidt stormed home over the final fifty meters to out touch Devon Dupuis of the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club based out of Vancouver.  Close behind Schmidt were teammatesKeir Ogilvie in 4thBrendan Fitzpatrick in 6thTom Chapman in 7th, and Anthony Gutierrez in 8thNathan Chow placed 7th in the Boys 11 & Under 200 IM with his time of 3:00.29.

In the Girls 12 & Under 400 Free Relay, the team of Anastasia TrudelLily ChenJemma Stevens, and Kali Lancaster reached the podium with their 2nd place finish in a time of 4:20.08.  Grace MacDonaldHana EdwardsSophie Lorette, and Jessica Luo earned a silver medal for their performance in the Girls 14 & Under 400 Freestyle Relay.

The Girls Open 400 Freestyle Relay had Bolts’ teams placing 2nd and 5th.  The team of Rachel Sawchuk,Allison BallantyneJordan Andrusak, and Erin Lawrance touched in a time of 3:57.99 for the silver medal, while Kelsey AndrusakHaley BennettAllison Hampton, and Kennedy Aragon-Scriven finished with an overall time of 4:03.42.

For up to date info as the drive for five straight provincial titles continues for Pacific Coast Swimming, follow@UVicPCSSwimming.  For full meet results, click the link below.

Live Results

Team Scores:

  1. UVic – PCS Swimming – 1453
  2. Hyack Swim Club – 1125.5
  3. Island Swimming Club – 1005.5
  4. Pacific Sea Wolves – 662
  5. Vancouver Pacific Swim Club – 619
  6. Kamloops Classic Swimming – 614
  7. Richmond Rapids – 613
  8. Canadian Dolphins Swim Club – 566.5
  9. Kisu Swim Club – 547
  10.   Simon Fraser Aquatics – 492.5

Pacific Coast Swimming is an athlete-focused, professionally-led and parent-supported swim club, committed to having swimmers at all levels achieve their full athletic potential. PCS swimmers range in experience from our youngest beginners to high performance international athletes. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Victoria Vikes Swim Program through the University of Victoria – Pacific Coast Swimming Association (UVPCS).

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