Pacific Coast Swimming win Island regional short course championship

Eighty-five Pacific Coast Swimming swimmers attended the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championships.

With eighty-five Pacific Coast Swimming swimmers attending the regional meet in Nanaimo, the energy was electric on deck, helping us capture the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championships.

The PCS “Bolts” were short handed as a crew of the team’s top age-group swimmers raced at the Arena Grand Prix meet in Austin, Texas.

UVic-PCS topped the team standings with 9,426 points. Island Swimming was second with 5,135 points, Comox Valley Aquatic Club was third with 2,985, followed by the Campbell River Killer Whales (2,443) and Nanaimo Riptide (2,064).

A number of PCS swimmers qualified for AAA’s with big best times over the three day meet, as well as an astonishing forty five swimmers reaching the podium in individual events.

“I thought we rallied as a team and the swimmers really helped each other out at the meet,” said Pacific Coast Swimming general manager Mark Lancaster. “With [85] swimmers in the meet the PCS family felt right at home pushing each other to the reach finals and get ourselves on the podium.”

For some of the swimmers, it was their first time travelling with the team.  Getting the experience of looking after themselves, while still performing in the pool is an important aspect PCS promotes and encourages, Lancaster added.

  • PCS Women’s results
  • Kelsey Andrusak – 3rd 200 IM, 1st 50 back, 1st 50 fly, 2nd 100 back, 2nd 200 free
  • Kenney Aragon-Scriven – 2nd 50 fly, 3rd 100 fly
  • Allison Ballantyne – 2nd 200 IM, 1st 200 fly, 1st 200 free, 1st 400 free, 1st 100 fly, 1st 100 free
  • Haley Bennett – 2nd 100 back, 2nd 50 back
  • Adele Bibault – 3rd 50 fly
  • Emma Carter – 3rd 100 back, 1st 50 back
  • Lily Chen – 3rd 100 back, 3rd 200 back, 2nd 50 back
  • Hana Edwards – 2nd 800 free, 1st 200 IM, 1st 200 back, 2nd 400 IM, 1st 100 back, 1st 100 back, 1st 200 back, 1st 50 back
  • Julia Hajash – 3rd 50 back
  • Allison Hampton – 2nd 50 free, 3rd 100 free
  • Misato Hiraoka – 3rd 200 IM, 1st 100 back, 1st 50 back
  • Erin Jennings – 1st 1500 free, 3rd 200 free, 2nd 200 back
  • Emily Laidman – 3rd 200 back
  • Lia Lancaster – 2nd 50 free, 3rd 100 free
  • Erin Lawrence – 2nd 800 free, 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 200 back, 3rd 400 IM, 2nd 200 free, 2nd 400 free, 3rd 200 back
  • Hannah Lorette – 3rd 50 fly, 3rd 100 back, 1st 200 back, 2nd 50 back
  • Sophie Lorette – 1st 800 free, 2nd 100 back, 2nd 200 fly, 3rd 200 free, 1st 400 free, 3rd 100 fly, 3rd 50 back
  • Jessica Luo – 2nd 200 back, 1st 50 fly, 1st 400 IM, 1st 200 fly, 1st 200 free, 1st 100 fly, 1st 100 free
  • Grace MacDonald – 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 50 free, 3rd 50 fly, 3rd 200 fly, 3rd 100 fly, 3rd 100 free
  • Emma Murdock – 3rd 400 IM, 1st 100 back, 3rd 50 back
  • Laura Rincon – 3rd 200 back, 2nd 100 back, 1st 50 back
  • Naeva Scott Bouris – 3rd 50 back
  • Sophie Tarrant – 1st 800 free, 1st 200 IM, 1st 200 back, 1st 400 IM, 1st 100 back, 2nd 200 fly, 2nd 100 free
  • Anastasia Trudel – 1st 1500 free, 3rd 200 IM, 2nd 50 free, 1st 400 IM, 3rd 100 back, 2nd 200 free, 2nd 400 free, 2nd 100 free
  • Victoria von Sacken Nash – 1st 50 back
  • Jasmine Yu – 3rd 50 back

  • PCS Men’s results
  • Griffin Arnatt – 1st 50 free, 2nd 400 free, 3rd 200 IM, 1st 100 back, 2nd 200 free, 3rd 50 back, 2nd 100 free
  • Tom Chapman – 3rd 200 IM, 3rd 50 free, 3rd 100 back, 3rd 50 back
  • Nathan Chow – 3rd 400 IM, 3rd 100 back, 1st 200 back, 3rd 50 back
  • Nolan Crisp – 1st 50 fly, 1st 200 IM, 1st 100 back, 3rd 200 free, 1st 50 back, 1st 100 fly, 3rd 200 back
  • Miyu Dobashi – 2nd 800 free, 3rd 200 IM, 3rd 50 fly, 3rd 100 back, 3rd 100 fly, 3rd 100 free, 1st 50 back
  • Anthony Gutierrez – 1st 1500 free, 1st 50 free, 1st 200 free, 1st 400 free, 1st 100 free
  • Taiki Hiraoka – 3rd 1500 free
  • Justin Howe – 2nd 1500 free, 1st 200 fly, 3rd 400 free
  • Dylan Kormendy – 2nd 1500 free, 2nd 200 back
  • Artem Kuklev – 1st 800 free, 2nd 50 fly, 1st 50 free, 1st 200 fly, 2nd 400 free, 2nd 100 fly, 2nd 100 free
  • Kaleb Lee – 3rd 100 back, 2nd 50 back
  • Jeremy Lynn – 3rd 50 free, 3rd 50 fly, 2nd 200 free, 2nd 100 fly, 2nd 100 free
  • Connor Mar – 3rd 100 fly
  • Stefan Nasedkin – 1st 1500 free, 2nd 200 back, 2nd 200 fly, 1st 400 free
  • Keir Ogilvie – 1st 50 fly, 3rd 400 IM, 1st 200 fly, 3rd 200 free, 3rd 400 free, 1st 100 fly, 3rd 100 free
  • Jack Parker – 2nd 50 back
  • Jacob Rambo – 2nd 200 IM, 2nd 50 fly, 1st 400 IM, 2nd 100 back, 2nd 100 fly, 1st 200 back
  • Michael Schmidt – 1st 200 IM, 1st 200 back, 2nd 400 IM, 1st 100 back, 1st 50 back, 2nd 100 free
  • Atanas Tchaouchev – 1st 50 back
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