A trio of local swimmers are off to Arizona next week after earning spots on Swim BC.
Hillary Metcalfe, Renae Ledoux and Justin Schramm — all members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club — were selected for the Tucson Invitational Swim Meet in Arizona. It runs May 18 to 23.
To earn a spot on Swim BC’s squad, swimmers had to be ranked in the top 15 in Canada from Jan. 1 to April 10, as well as 18 and under.
Huge haul at UBC meet
And some of the LOSC’s younger swim club members were competing at the 2016 Jessica Deglau Invitational Meet at the UBC Aquatic Centre (April 30-May 1).
The club had 24 swimmers between the ages of 10 and 15 competing.
Bailey Herbert led the way with six gold medals (100m butterfly, 200m free, 400m individual medley, 200 IM, 200m butterfly and 100m freestyle) in the 12/13 age group.
Luke Stewart-Beinder and Selina Schmelcher also had big meets, earning six and five medals, respectively.
Stewart-Beinder delivered one gold (200m freestyle) as well as four silver (100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 400m IM and 100m freestyle) and a bronze (200m IM) medal while Schmelcher also had one gold (100m butterfly), three silver (200m freestyle, 200 IM and 200m butterfly) and a bronze (400 IM).
Other medal winners included:
Josie Field gold in the 100m and 200m butterfly events and silver in the 400 IM.
Reigns Wang gold in the 100m butterfly and silver in the 100m freestyle.
Brayden Herbert silver in the 200m breaststroke.
Hugh McNeill silver in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 200m freestyle.
Brayden Kells silver in the 200m breaststroke and 200m butterfly.
Joshua Kim silver in the 400m IM and bronze in the 200m backstroke.
Danika Bedard bronze in the 100m freestyle.
Piyush Kim bronze in the 100m backstroke.
And Bennett MacDonald won bronze in the 400 IM and 100m backstroke.