Mission accomplished: Langley Flippers shine at Fraser Valley regional meet

The Langley Flippers made waves over the B.C. Day long weekend at the BC Summer Swimming Association’s Fraser Valley regional championship meet in Mission.

The local swim club’s athletes, coaches, parents, and fans cheered on as Flippers swimmers broke club records, won medals, and achieved many individual best times.

Aidyn Hum (Div. 3) swam to silver medals in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle swims, and a bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Sophie Buie (Girls “O” Cat. 1) took silver in 50m freestyle, 100m IM, 50m breaststroke, and 100m freestyle.

Will Karpan (Div. 6) was the gold medal winner of the 100m breaststroke and took silver in the 200m IM, 100m butterfly, and 50m butterfly, all while breaking club records in 100m butterfly, 50m butterfly, and 100m breaststroke.

Meghan Hum (Div. 6) took bronze in 50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, and 50m butterfly, to go along with a silver in 100m butterfly. She also set a club record in the 50m butterfly.

Hannah Bistritz (Div. 6) won bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Coach Meghan Cheung (Div. 7) took the time to capture silver in the 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly.

Margret Hu (Masters Div. 8 and swim parent) swam to bronze in the 100 breaststroke, qualifying for the upcoming provincial championship meet.

Coach Kelsey Hum (Div. 8) swam to bronze in 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, and 50m freestyle while winning gold in the 100m freestyle.

Along the way, she established club records in the 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

Coach Nick Todd (Div. 8) thrilled spectators when he swam to gold in 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke, and silver in 100m freestyle. He broke club records in 100m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 100m freestyle.

The relay teams were in good form with Div. 3 girls Rose Esplen, Natalie Hu, Aidyn Hum, and Taya McCartney won bronze in the 200m freestyle relay and Div. 7 girls Hannah Bistritz, Meghan Cheung, Meghan Hum, and Kelsey Hum taking gold in the 200m freestyle.  

The Flippers Div. 7 girls team also swam to bronze in the 200m medley relay.

Div. 7 boys Ben Cramer, Josh Hu, Will Karpan, and Nick Todd proved to be determined competitors and finished with a bronze in the 200m freestyle relay.

Flippers’ swimmers will now be preparing for the upcoming B.C. provincials taking place in Kamloops.

For more information about the Langley Flippers’ upcoming events and swim schedules, visit langleyflippers.com

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