Ledoux leads the way

Langley swim club with strong showing at Canadian age group national championships

It was a three-medal performance for Renae Ledoux.

The 15-year-old won gold in the 100 breast and 200 breast events and bronze in the 50 breast as she led a team of swimmers from the Langley Olympians at the Canadian age group championships earlier this month in Quebec.

The six-day meet attracted close to 900 swimmers from 154 clubs across Canada, including a team of nine from the Olympians.

“We have been training hard and the swimmers were well prepared for this meet,” said Langley coach Brian Metcalfe.

“It was great to see so many of them winning medals at this level of competition against some very tough competitors, especially for the younger swimmers in the team.”

Bailey Herbert was another multi-medal winners as she won silver in the 12 and under 50m breast, 100 breast and 200 breast events. She also won bronze in the 200 IM and made finals in three other events. Along the way, Herbert set six new club records.

In the 16-to-18 division, Hillary Metcalfe won bronze in the 50m breast and 200 IM events. She also placed fourth in the 100 breast.

Joshua Kim won bronze in the 13 and under 100 breast and also made the finals in three other events. He also set a pair of club records.

And Justin Schramm set a new club record in the 17/18 boys 200 fly event, finishing sixth overall. He also had an eighth and a ninth-place finish.

Chelsea Borrowdale finished 10th in the girls 16-18 100 breast event, Jenessa Hillman was eighth in the girls’ 14-year-old 1500 free and Brayden Kells was fifth in the 13 and under boys 200 breast and eighth in the 100 breast.