Joshua Kim swam in six events at UBC last Saturday, coming in the top eight in three. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Novice swimmers back in the water in Langley Saturday

Seven Langley Olympians Swim Club members made a strong showing at a seniors circuit meet Saturday.

Seven swimmers from the Langley Olympians Swim Club attended the Swim BC senior circuit long course (50m) Meet #2 at the UBC Aquatic Centre on Saturday, making a strong showing with Hillary Metcalfe performing the best of all.

The local athletes went up against almost 200 swinners from 20 teams around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island at the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club hosted event, explained Olympians office manager Christy Thompson.

”Also in attendance were Olympic swimmers Emily Overholt, Markus Thormeyer, and Yuri Kisil swimming for the University of British Columbia,” she noted.

Metcalfe, an Olympians swimmer who is currently swimming with the University of British Columbia, was also in attendance this weekend. She came first in the women’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:12.55. She also placed second in the women’s 200m individual medley with a time of 2:20.09 and fourth in the women’s 100m backstroke with an improved time of 1:08.47.

Otherwise, Olympians’ Bailey Herbert swam in a total of five events, placing in one and coming in the top five in three others. She placed second in the women’s 400m individual medley with a time of 5:04.96. She placed fourth in two events, one being the women’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:15.41, the other being in the women’s 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:45.74. She also came in fifth in the in the women’s 200mindividual medley with a time of 2:25.50.

Olympians’ Josie Field came in the top eight in three out of four of her events this weekend. She placed second in the women’s 200m butterfly with a time of 2:23.83. She also came eighth in two events, the women’s 100m butterfly with a time of 1:06.27 and the women’s 50m butterfly with a time of 30.27.

Olympians’ Joshua Kim swam in six events this weekend and came in the top eight in three of those events. He came fifth in the men’s 200m freestyle with a time of 2:01.01. He also placed sixth in the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:08.85 and eighth in the men’s 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.88.

And Olympians’ Demetra Sicoli placed seventh in the women’s 50m butterfly with a time of 30.09.

Registration for the Langley Olympians Swim Club is ongoing.

There is a free two-week tryout for new members.

Those interested can contact the office at 604-532-5257 or visit their website at www.langleyolympians.com.

In the meantime, the Olympians are gearing up for a novice meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool this coming Saturday morning.

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