Langley Olympian Bailey Herbert – five-time gold medalists at the BC Short Track meet in Victoria.

Langley Olympian captures five gold at B.C. short course championships

Langley’s year-round club’s sixth-place result in Victoria was highlighted by some fine individual performances.

Bailey Herbert had a brilliant weekend in Victoria earlier this month.

The 13-year-old Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) member led the way for her team by winning five gold medals while setting four club records at the 2016 BC AAA Short Course Championships.

The short course (25-metre pool) meet ran from March 3 to 6, and every swimmer attending needed to have achieved a minimum of three qualifying times.

This was a huge competition featuring nearly 650 swimmers representing 46 B.C. clubs.

To make finals, swimmers needed to race hard in the morning, making the meet all the more challenging for the Langley swimmers.

Bailey dominated the 12- and- 13-year-old girls division by winning gold in the 200m IM as well as the 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 400m IM, and 200m breaststroke.

She also won silver in the 100m and 200m fly and bronze in the 800 freestyle. Her 13- and 14-year-old girls club records were in the 200m fly (2:20.70), 100m breaststroke (1:11.43), 400m IM (4:53.50m), and 100m fly (1:04.49).

Hilary Metcalfe, 17, won gold in the 16- to- 18-year-old girls 200m IM and 200m breaststroke, and silver in the 100m breaststroke and 400m IM.

Renae Ledoux, 16, won gold in the 16- to- 18-year-old girls 100m breaststroke and silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Michael Chung, 11, won gold in the 11-and-under boys 50m backstroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle.

Joshua Kim, 14, won bronze in the 14- and- 15-year-old boys 50m breaststroke. Joshua also broke a trio of 13- and- 14-year-old boys club records in the 50m breaststroke (31.21), 100m breaststroke (1:06.71), and the 200m breaststroke (2:28.12).

Brooklyn Swaan, 11, won bronze in the 11-and-under girls 200m breaststroke.

Mia Goretic, 12, achieved her first Age Group National Qualifying time in the 12- and- 13-year-old girls 200m freestylestyle.

The LOSC 12-and-under boys 200m freestyle relay team consisting of Hugh McNeill, Michael Chung, Luke Stewart-Beinder and Dylan Thomas  won bronze.

LOSC relay club records were broken in the following;

12-and-under boys 400m medley team (5:06.81) – Hugh McNeill, Dylan Thomas, Luke Stewart-Beinder and Michael Chung.

13- and- 14-year-old girls 400m medley team (4:33.02) – Reese Blunden, Bailey Herbert, Josie Field and Reagen Bedard.

13- and- 14-year-old boys 200m freestyle team (1:49.55) – Joshua Kim, Brayden Kells, Ayush Kaul and Hugh McNeill.

13- and 14-year-old boys 200m medley team (2:00.29) – Ayush Kaul, Brayden Kells, Joshua Kim and Hugh McNeill.

Hugh McNeill, 12, broke the 11- and- 12-year-old boys club record in the 200m backstroke (2:24.95).

As a team, the Olympians finished sixth overall.

“This was a great meet for our swimmers,” Olympians head coach Brian Metcalfe said.

“They had trained hard going into the meet and came away with some great results.”

Registration for Langley Olympians Swim Club is ongoing. Call 604-532-5257 or visit the club’s website, langleyolympians.com, for details.

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