Langley Olympians Swim Club’s latest meet adventure was at the Hyack Festival AAA Youth Cup over the holiday weekend. A team of 13 swimmers spent the weekend at the Canada Games Pool in New Westminster along with athletes from Alberta, Vancouver Island and all over BC. A total of 375 AAA standard swimmers took part in this meet so the competition was very tough. This was a long course meet (50 metre pool) with heats and finals. The Langley swimmers were up to the challenge of the competition and came away with most of them making finals, medals, best times and FINA cash awards.
Martha Metcalfe (14) won $175 for her performances in the girls 13-14 years distance freestyle and the IM. She got the highest points in the 400/800 free and 2nd highest in the 200/400 IM. Martha broke the LOSC Club Record in the 400 free (4:38.12) winning the event, 2nd in 800 free and 400 IM, 3rd in 200 IM and 4th in 200 fly.
Hillary Metcalfe (13) won $150, highest points in the 100/200 breast and 3rd highest in the 200/400 IM. Hillary was 1st overall in the 100 and 200 breast events, 2nd in 200 free, 50 free, 200 IM and 4th in 200 back.
Michael MacDonald (15) won $50 for achieving the 3rd highest points in the 400/1500 free. Michael placed 4th in 400 and 1500 free events.
Robyn Nakano (11) won $50 for the 3rd highest points in the 100/200 fly. Robyn placed 3rd in 200 fly, 5th in 100 fly and 6th in 200 back.
Other LOSC swimmers making finals were;
Kyla Barton (14) 2nd in 13-14 girls 200 breast and 6th in 100 breast;
Siobhan Board (13) 3rd in 13-14 girls 200 back and 100 back;
Kennedy Douglas (12) 4th in 12 & under girls 200 breast and 100 breast – Kennedy also achieved 100 % best times;
Ryan Moloney (15) 5th in 15 & over boys 1500 free;
Justin Schramm (13) 6th in 13-14 boys 100 fly;
Gabriella Szalkai (12) 8th in 12 & under girls 200 fly and
Hannah Weinkauf (12) 4th in 12 & under girls 50 free and 5th in 100 free.
Head Coach of Langley Olympians Swim Club commented on his swimmers, “It’s always a challenge for swimmers to perform in heats and finals meets as they need to be prepared to swim hard to make the finals and then swim better in the evening. My team has once again shown me that they are capable of producing great swims under pressure as most of them made finals. I am very pleased with our results.”