Swimmers carried the Langley Olympians Swim Club banner at a pair of meets recently.
The majority of the Olympians were in Victoria for the Pacific Coast Swimming Christmas Cracker meet.
This three-day meet featured heats and finals in a short course (25-metre pool).
The Langley swimmers were up against top level competition from all over the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Alberta.
Many local swimmers made finals, placing in the top eight and breaking club records.
Justin Schramm, 14, won gold in six events: the 13-14 boys 200m freestyle, 200m IM, 1500m freestyle, 400 freestyle, 100m freestyle, and 400m IM. He added a silver in the 200m fly and 100m fly and a bronze in the 800m freestyle. Justin broke club records in the 200m freestyle (1: 57.21), 200m IM (2: 13.03), and 100m fly (59.66 seconds).
Joshua Kim, 10, won silver in the 12 & under boys 1500m freestyle and set club records in six events: the 200m freestyle (2: 23.54), 200m IM (2: 42.40), 100m freestyle (5: 59.76), 100m fly (1: 17.44), and 200m breaststroke (3: 04.65).
Other LOSC members in the top three were: Gold
Michael MacDonald, 17, in the 15 & over boys 50m backstroke; and
Avery Martin, 11, in the 12 & under boys 1500m freestyle.
Brayden Kells, 11, in the 12 & under boys 200m fly;
Renae Ledoux, 13, in the 13-14 girls 50m breaststroke; and
Robyn Nakano, 13, in the 13-14 girls 200m backstroke.
Siobhan Board, 15, in the 15 & over girls 50m fly;
Chelsea Borrowdale, 13, in the 13-14 girls 400m IM;
Robyn Nakano in the 13-14 girls 50m fly, 50m backstroke, 200m fly, and 100m fly; and
Joshua Franklin, 16, in the 15 & over boys 50m freestyle.
Other LOSC swimmers who made finals included:
Siobhan Board in the 200m backstroke, 100m
freestyle, 50m freestyle, and 100m backstroke;
Chelsea Borrowdale in the 50m breast-troke, 400m
freestyle, 100m breaststroke, and 200m breaststroke;
Kennedy Douglas, 13, in the 13-14 girls 50m breaststroke;
Alysse Franklin, 13, in the 13-14 girls 50m backstroke;
Joshua Franklin in the 15 & over boys 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke;
Brayden Kells in the 12 & under boys 200m freestyle, 200m IM, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 400m IM, and 50m freestyle;
Ellen Lansing, 11, in the 12 & under 400m IM and 100m backstroke;
Renae Ledoux in the 1314 girls 100m breaststroke, 400m IM, and 200m breaststroke;
Michael MacDonald in the 15 & over boys 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 400m IM, and 100m backstroke;
Avery Martin in the 12 & under boys 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m backstroke, and 400m IM;
Ryan Moloney, 17, in the 15 & over boys 200m fly;
Robyn Nakano in the 13-14 girls 200m IM and 100m freestyle; and
Nevena Solar, 12, in the 12 & under girls 200m fly.
Bennett MacDonald, 13, and Milana Solar, 10, achieved 100 per cent best times at the meet.
Hillary Metcalfe, 14, and Martha Metcalfe, 16, travelled to Beaverton, Ore. for the Paul Bergen Junior International meet, while the rest of their team was in Victoria.
The swim meet, named after Olympic level swim coach Paul Bergen, plays host to some of the world's fastest swimmers under the age of 18 and is a breeding ground for breakthrough swims.
The meet was attended by 18 & under swimmers from provinces west of Quebec, as well as athletes from Washington, Oregon, and teams from France and Germany.
Overall there were 350 swimmers racing.
Both local girls raced well with Hillary setting club records in the 50m breaststroke (33.15 seconds) and 400m IM (4: 55.11).
Hillary placed fifth in her 50m breaststroke event.
She also went on to re-qualify for senior nationals in the 50m and 200m breaststroke swims.
Olympians' head coach Brian Metcalfe, said it "was a weekend of fast racing and very tough competition, but all the swimmers were on top form and came away with some great results."
LOSC registration is ongoing.
Call 604-532-5257 or visit the website www. langleyolympians.com for details.