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Crusaders win, forge three-way tie in Metro Jesuit comes through to beat Southridge, earns a piece of the Metro title By Miles Vance The Beaverton Valley Times, Feb 11, 2010 (picture is of PAC's own Max Yakubovich- thank you BVT) BEAVERTON – The old adage says that a tie is the same as kissing your sister. The Jesuit boys swim team — which beat Southridge 89-81 last week to forge a three-way first-place tie with the Skyhawks and Westview — probably feels differently. Jesuit, which finished the 2010 dual meet...

Dear PAC,   This Sunday, February 14th, PAC is hosting the Snowflake Invitational.  149 athletes 10 and under will convene at Dishman Community Center to compete.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen and lots of you have already volunteered for which I thank you.   At this time there are several key positions that need to be filled.  We need 3 Marshalls.  Without Marshalls the swimmers are not allowed in the pool to warm-up.  We need a Head Timer to serve from 8:45-11:00 (Coach Jody's wife...

True Blue: Stranski enjoys swim success Prep Focus • St. Mary’s Academy star caps prep career, with Kansas ahead By stephen alexander The Portland Tribune, Feb 11, 2010 Kara Stranski walked into the Seattle’s Best coffee shop near St. Mary’s Academy wearing designer jeans, gray Ugg boots and a very loud-blue University of Kansas sweatshirt. Her fingernails were painted pink, and the word “LOVE” was grafted to her right forearm like a tattoo. “No, my friend drew this!” Stranski said, laughing. “It’s not a tattoo, I swear.I don’t have any...

Thirty plus PAC Swimmers competed in Woodburn this past weekend with great results.  PAC had over 80 new best times and many new 'A' times.  Thank you to all of the PAC parents who helped out at the meet and thanks to WBST for hosting such a great meet. Here are the PAC swimmers with three or more best times:  Ari Abromovitz- 3, Ray Baldwin- 3, Beau Braden- 3, Sophie Braden- 3, Joshua Braunstein- 6, Jared Dana- 6, Ethan Hess- 3, Christopher Junn- 3, Matthew Junn- 3, Jill Low- 3,...

  Twenty five PAC swimmers, one former swimmer (Robert Ellertson- pictured here) and one brave PAC coach (Laurie) gave outstanding performances this past weekend at the Swimmers of Note Concert to raise $2300 for the Ellertson Family Scholarship Fund. Joining our PAC performers were six gifted musicians of the Oregon Symphony. Bravo to all our talented musicians. All proceeds from this event go directly into PAC’s scholarship fund to assist families with children who love swimming, but would not be able to swim because of financial hardship.  Many, many thanks...

WBST Last Chance Meet is this weekend!  Parents please note WBST needs timers, officials and an ET (to either run a Colorado system or do paperwork) either morning.  The more help they get the better the meet will be! SATURDAY AM – pool doors open at 7:30am Not Before. Warm-ups: 8:00 to 9:00am Start time: 9:15am SUNDAY AM – pool doors open at 7:30am Not before. Warm-ups: 8:00 to 9:00am Start time: 9:15am PAC Swimmers please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of warm-ups! Click here for timeline Woodburn...

PAC took a small group (11- the smallest group among the top 5) of senior swimmers to the Washington State Open this past weekend in Federal Way, WA and finished 5th overall (over 40 teams- we were behind KING, MHA, CAST- Idaho, and SAS- Spokane).  Our seniors were coming off hard training, school finals, numerous high school meets, illness, etc. and swam extremely well at a prelims- finals meet!  Some of our swimmers competed 15 or more times over four days of swimming.  For example on Saturday, Dana Emerson swam...

PAC took nearly 90 swimmers to the VSC Super Bowl Meet in Vancouver, WA with over half of our swimmers having three or more best times!  In addition to the best times we saw many new 'A' times, Age Group Sectional times, and some great first swims for our newest swimmers!  Also, we had two team records set by our 8 and unders- Amayra Marquez in the 50 Fly (36.62) and Alexander Hatzikos in the 100 Fly (1:30.88)!  Coach Tom and Coach Jesse had some great comments at the meet and after...

   New total:  $22,202.19!!   We have exceeded our goal of $20,000 for this years Swim-A-Thon!!  Thank you to all those who helped make this years S-A-T a success.  If you have sponsor money still out there you have until February 5th to turn in.  Congratulations to Dishman Pool for winning the site competition of a team hosted Pizza Party! Dishman brought in the highest average per swimmer (29) at their pool with $5472.50 or $188.71 per swimmer!   2nd SWCC- $8611.54     $134.55/64 swimmers 3rd Columbia- $6119.00  $117.67/52 swimmers 4th Mt....

What do strokes, medleys and swimmers have in common? Why it’s the Swimmers of Note Concert for The Ellertson Family Scholarship Fund that supports need-based PAC Swimmers. We need experienced batter strokers to supplement tuneful medleys for future swimmers. What I’m trying to say is we need PAC families to bake cookies, brownies or cupcakes to sell at the January 30 concert. You will receive at least one hour volunteer time for your baking efforts. We only ask you respect those who may have allergies, so please no products that...