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PAC had seven swimmers competing at the 2010 NW Section Speedo Champions Series at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, WA on March 10-14.  On Wednesday night Kyle Law lowered PAC's 15 and Over 1000 Free record by 10 seconds finishing 34th with a 9:48.14.  Later in the evening he was joined by Henry Fellows, Dana Emerson and Alex Johnson in the 200 Free Relay.  They finished 32nd with a 1:29.42.  On Thursday, PAC continued its assault on the record books with Jessica Bottelberghe leading the way with a...

PAC's Age Group Swimmers shined at the EMSL Invite this weekend scoring tons of ribbons, three team records and 100's of best times!  Leading the way was 8 and Under Alexander Hatzikos with records in the 100 breast, 200 Free, and 500 Free and he had four best times!  PAC had a strong group of Sixty plus swimmers at the meet and here are the swimmers who had three or more best times: Leila Alejos- 4, Claire Bacon- Brenes- 6, Milena Benzaken- 4, Erinn Blessinger- 3, Josh Bottelberghe- 5, Aliemah...

PAC took a small, but strong group of senior swimmers to the 2010 OSI Senior State Meet at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center this weekend.  Jessica Bottelberghe competed in two events to prep for the Senior Sectional meet this week and continued her assault on the PAC record book with a five second drop in the 200 Back (2:03.85) breaking her own record and narrowly missed the 100 Free record with a 51.66.  Other outstanding performances were turned in by Daniel Volker winning the 1000 Free with a new Senior Sectional...

While my child is swimming a race should I wait on the pool deck where he will finish? That is not a great place for a parent to be, unless you are a timer or other meet official. The end of short course season is a good time to alter that habit, if you and your child have gotten used to it. Championship meets are typically crowded. They can also be stressful for swimmers, families, and the volunteers who are trying to run the meet fairly for everyone's children. If...

PAC has a bright future as the young ones keep impressing the State with outstanding swims (67 best times and 4 PAC records)! It was the 8 and U boys turn to win both relays (the girls did this last summer!)and just missed team records! Alex Hatzikos broke the 8 and under 50 back record (37.05) and 100 Free record (1.10.64), Gus Harquail, Bowen Terry and Ben Altman carried the day! The 10 and U boys also set records and took silver medals for their efforts! Josh Bottleberghe, Sam Harquail,...

PAC finished up the 2010 OSI 11-14 Champs with their best finish ever, finishing 4th overall behind THSC, BEND, and LOSC.  At the the meet PAC smashed 31 team records, had two individual state champions (Max Yakubovich in the 14 year old Boys 50 Free and Monica Bottelberghe in the 14 year old Girls 200 Free) and nearly 100 best times (over 100 if we count every prelim, final, and time trial swim) with only 26 swimmers participating!  The coaching staff was very pleased by the results and very proud...

PAC Senior Swimmers competed in three state meets in Washington and Oregon this past weekend with great success! Dana Emerson won his first state title representing Wilson in the 6A 100 fly winning with a new PAC 15 and Over record of 52.54! Henry Fellows also set a PAC record in the 200 IM finishing third with a 1:55.96 (an All-America Consideration time) and he was joined by Robert Macy in relays for Grant and they helped Grant win the boys 6A title by 4 points over Newberg!  Go to...

26 PAC 11-14 Swimmers with OSI ’A’ times are participating in this Championship meet in Corvallis, OR.  Meet Information PAC Entries PAC Fees (w/o PAC surcharge) PAC Relays with names as entered in the meet Relay Notes:  We have set up relays with the four fastest swimmers who are at the meet each day with the exception of some events where swimmers are coming to help the team out.  Please note they may change if a swimmer is ill or if the coaches need to adjust a relay based on...

Boys swimming: Grant nips favorites, wins closest state meet since 1998 Amanda Miles, The Oregonian, February 21, 2010 5:20 p.m. GRESHAM — If not for a faulty relay exchange in a relay at last week’s Metro League meet, Westview might have repeated as team champion at the OSAA Class 6A boys state swim meet Saturday night. If not for a false start in the evening’s first event, the 200-yard medley relay, Roseburg might have won the title. In the end, after the could-haves, would-haves and should-haves, Grant was the team...

Skyhawks splash up to win After tying for first in the dual meet season, Southridge’s boys swim away to win at district By Miles Vance The Beaverton Valley Times, Feb 18, 2010 BEAVERTON – It was a virtual froshapalooza at the Metro League District Swim Meet this year. In the Metro boys district meet, held Friday and Saturday at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, freshmen swam to victory in six of the day’s eight individual events, and one of those — Southridge’s Max Yakubovich — led the Skyhawks to the district...