Olympians shine at UBC
Members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) looked in mid-season form last weekend when they competed in their first major swim meet of the season.
A large team of LOSC swimmers travelled to the UBC Aquatic Centre in Vancouver for the 2015 VPSC Invitational Meet.
All 11 & over swimmers competed in nine events over two days, accumulating aggregate scores for each age category.
The 10 & under athletes swam in eight events over the two days.
This first short course (25-metre pool) meet of the season was hosted by Vancouver Pacific Swim Club.
LOSC swimmers were competing against the best age group swimmers in the Lower Mainland, with more than 370 swimmers from 11 clubs taking part.
LOSC swimmers raced exceptionally well and came away with several top three placings, club records, and best times.
Bailey Herbert, 12, was the aggregate winner in the 12-year-old girls event.
She won each of her nine events, while achieving 100 per cent best times and setting LOSC club records in the 50m backstroke (32.80 seconds), 100m breaststroke (1:13.76), 50m freestyle (28.22), 50m fly (30.72), and 100m IM (1:08.74).
Joshua Kim, 13, was the aggregate winner in the 13-year-old boys event.
Joshua placed first in the 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 50m fly, and 100m IM, second in the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, and 100m backstroke, and third in the 100m fly. Joshua also set new LOSC club records in the 50m breaststroke (32.17) and 100m breaststroke (1:11.23).
Josie Field, 13, finished second overall in the 13-year-old girls division. Josie placed second in the individual 100m freestyle, 100m fly, 50m freestyle, and 50m fly while achieving 100 per cent best times.
Hillary Metcalfe, 17, was second overall in the 15 & over girls event. Hillary won the breaststroke and 100m IM, placed second in the 100m breaststroke, and swam to third in the 100m fly.
Hugh McNeill, 12, was third in the 12-year-old boys event, finishing second in the individual 100m backstroke.
Justin Schramm, 17, was third overall in the 15 & over boys event. Justin came second in the individual 100m fly and third in the 50m fly.
LOSC swimmers placing in the top three were:
Renae Ledoux, 16, in the 15 & over 100m breaststroke; Isobel McNeill, nine, in the 9 & under girls 100m backstroke, and; Sevi Parr, 11, in the 11-year-old girls 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle.
Jenessa Hillman, 14, in the 14-year-old girls 100m IM; Piyush Kaul, 10, in the 10-year-old boys 100m breaststroke; Brayden Kells, 14, in the 14-year-old boys 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke; Renae Ledoux in the 50m breaststroke, and; Luke Stewart-Beinder, 10, in the 10-year-old boys 100m freestyle and 100m IM.
Reagen Bedard, 12, in the 12-year-old girls 50m breaststroke; Ella Belgica, nine, in the 9 & under girls 50m backstroke; Reese Blunden, 12, in the 12-year-old girls 100m backstroke; Jenessa Hillman in the 50m fly; Piyush Kaul in the 50m backstroke and 50m fly; Renae Ledoux in the 100m IM; Isobel McNeill in the 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, and 100m IM; Sevi Parr in the 50m fly and 100m IM, and; Luke Stewart-Beinder in the 50m freestyle.
“This was an awesome start to our season. It’s always a great confidence boost for so many of our swimmers to come out of an early meet with so many best times, records and placings,” Olympians head coach Brian Metcalfe said.