Wavemaker swim meet at Commonweal​th this weekend

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David Garrison

April 22, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Pacific Coast Swimming is hosting the 10th annual Wavemaker Invitational Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28.

Swimmers aged 8-19 will be using this event to improve their times in hopes of qualifying for the upcoming Vancouver Island Regional Championships, as well as the BC AA and BC AAA Championships.

The meet is at capacity with 350 swimmers attending from throughout BC as well as Alberta and the United States.

This is a great opportunity for local media to highlight young Victoria and Island athletes. Swimming is a very popular sport on the Island and it rarely gets the attention that some other sports get. In total, 244 Island youth will be competing from Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni and, Victoria.

Schedule (end times are approximate)

Friday, April 26

Heats: 10am – 2:30pm

Finals: 6pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 27

Heats: 9am – 1pm

Finals: 5pm – 7:30pm

Sunday, April 28

Heats: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Finals: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Live results will be posted at http://www.pacificcoastswimming.com


The Pacific Coast Swimming general manager is Mark Lancaster (lancasteraquatics@shaw.ca). The meet coordinator is Margaret Penning (mjpc@shaw.ca). Both will be at the pool all weekend and can be found on the pool deck or in the Pacific Coast Swimming office (off the pool deck at Commonwealth Place).