Pair of Langley Olympians shine at B.C. long course AA championships

Led by double gold medal winners Reagen Bedard and Bryce Dong, eight Langley Olympians Swim Club members hauled in some hardware at the 2015 B.C. Long Course AA Championships in Kamloops.

All swimmers attending this meet needed a minimum of two B.C. AA qualifying times.

The long course (50m metre pool) competition consisted of heats and finals.

Swimmers needed to race fast in their heats in order to make finals.

LOSC athletes had a strong meet, many of whom made finals, won medals and achieved new qualifying times.

Twelve-year-old Reagen led the way by winning gold in the 12-13 girls 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, while also gaining B.C. AAA times in both events.

This qualified Reagen for the 2015 B.C. AAA championships taking place in Victoria.

Reagen was also part of the LOSC’s 12 & under girls relay teams. The team, which also included 12-year-olds Milana Solar and Reese Blunden along with 10-year-old Danika Bedard, won gold in the 200m freestyle relay and silver in the 200m medley relay.

Bryce, 12, won gold in the 12-13 boys 400m freestyle and 400m IM, silver in the 1500m freestyle, and bronze medals in both the 200m and 100m fly swims.

Along the way, Bryce also achieved B.C. AAA times in all four events.

Dylan Thomas, 12, won gold in the 12-13 boys 1500m freestyle alongside a B.C. AAA qualifying time and bronze in the 400m IM.

Reese Blunden, 12, won silver in the 12-13 girls 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, in which she also acheived a B.C. AAA time. Reese also won bronze in the 400m IM.

Brooklyn Swaan, 11, swam to a bronze medal in the 11 & under girls 400m freestyle.

Ten-year-olds Danika Bedard and Brayden Herbert both achieved 100 per cent personal best times.

Olympians head coach Brian Metcalfe was happy about his swimmers’ performance. “The whole team raced well and they all made at least one final. We won a total of 15 medals, which was fantastic and it was good to see the swimmers achieve AAA times.”

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