The Langley and Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club dominated the relay races at the club’s 12th annual invitational short course meet over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Girls 200 metre freestyle relay saw swimmers from the Langley-based club take first in two of three age groups, while the boys did the same.
On Sunday, the 200 metre medley saw the girls take first in all three age categories and the boys win two of three.
It was the first time in years that the event has included relays.
Several members of the Langley and Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club recorded multiple first-place finishes at the event held at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley.
Among the multiple winners, Bailey Herbert hauled in eight first-place finishes, Joshua Kim was first in seven events, Hugh McNeil, Luke Stewart-Beinder and Sevi Parr each had four first places each and Katie Schroeder was first in three races.
An estimated 250 swimmers from various Lower Mainland clubs and Whistler took part.
Detailed results from the meet will be posted when they become available.
In related news, swimmers Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill have both received carding from Swimming Canada through the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP).
The two got the “Development” Card which gives them a monthly allowance of $1,060 ($12,720 per year) valid from Nov. 1 to to Oct. 31 next year.
The AAP is used to support Canadian athletes identified and nominated by Swimming Canada as performing at or having the greatest potential to achieve top eight placings at Olympic/Paralympic Games and World Championships.
It provides financial assistance to Canadian high-performance swimmers to assist them in seeking enhanced training opportunities intended to progress their performances.