Langley Olympians trio swimming in Canadian trials in Victoria

Add three Langley Olympians to the list of Canada’s top young swimmers.

From April 2-5, the Canadian Swimming Trials took place in Victoria, and Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) members Justin Schramm, 16, Martha Metcalfe, 17, and Hillary Metcalfe, 15, represented their club at the prestigious meet.

The Olympians stated that all three raced exceptionally well and improved their placings from last year’s event.

The competition was attended by more than 500 of Canada’s top swimmers.

The final day of action determined the senior team for Pan Pacific Championships in Australia and Commonwealth Games in Scotland, as well as the junior teams for the Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii and the Youth Olympics in China.

LEDOUX GOES TO CAMP

This past weekend, 14-year-old LOSC swimmer Renae Ledoux traveled to Saskatoon to represent Team BC at the Prospects West Training Camp.

The provincial team comprised of 24 swimmers: six 13-year-old girls, six 14-year-old girls, six 14-year-old boys, and six 15-year-old boys.

Team selection was based on short course performances from the 2014 Western Canadian championships and the 2014 AAA Short Course championships, both held this past February.

The swimmers attended a training camp before taking part in a meet against other Canadian teams.

Renae has also been selected, alongside team mate Hillary Metcalfe, 15, to compete in the 2014 East West Youth Dual Meet to be held in Winnipeg in July.

The Langley pair will be swimming as part of the Western team made up of swimmers from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

They will compete against the Eastern team, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

Swimmers were selected based on short course results between Sept. 1, 2013 and March 16, 2014.

Eligible athletes garnered the highest combined FINA point score for two events in the following stroke categories: sprint freestyle (50-metres, 100m, and 200m) and distance freestyle (400m, 800m, and 1,500m), IM (200m and 400m), and 100m and 200m distances in the backstroke, breaststroke, fly, and freestyle.

Hillary made the team based on her medley (IM) performances and Renae for her breaststroke.

For more on the LOSC, or to register, visit langleyolympians.com, or call 604-532-5257.

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