Olympians duo show well at Canadian swimming trials

Langley's Renae Ledoux and Hillary Metcalfe were in Toronto for swim meet that served as selection meet for four international competitions

A pair of teenaged swimmers may not have medalled, but they showed extremely well at the 2015 Canadian swimming trials.

Renae Ledoux, 15, and Hillary Metcalfe, 16, of the Langley Olympians Swim Club, were in Toronto at the Pan Am Sports Centre for the meet last week (April 1 to 4).

The prestigious meet featured the top swimmers from across the country and served as a selection meet for four international competitions — the Pan Am Games, the world championships, the FISU World Universiade Games and the world junior championships. All four events are later this year.

Metcalfe qualified for four events while Ledoux did so in three.

Metcalfe swam personal bests in the 200 breast, 100 breast and 50 breast, just missing out on a place in the consolation finals of both the 100 and 50 breast events.

Ledoux achieved personal bests in the 100 and 200 breast events, and earned a place in the consolation final of the 100 event.

“It was great to see the girls going so many best times, especially at a meet of this high standard. I was very pleased for Renae making a second swim in her 100 breast,” said Olympians coach Brian Metcalfe.

“Standing up against the top swimmers in Canada is always going to feel intimidating but they both rose to the challenge.”

Langley Times