Brian Metcalfe

More top placings for speedy Olympians

Success continues for Langley’s year-round swim club.

  • Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 a.m.

Langley Olympians Swim Club members carried the club banner in two locations recently – the 2015 Fast Swim Classic in Richmond and the Haney Seahorses Holiday LMR Meet in Maple Ridge.

Swimmers attending the Fast Swim Classic needed to have one B.C. AAA time to qualify, while those attending the LMR meet needed to have their Regional Qualifying time.

The 2015 Fast Swim Classic was a heats and finals meet taking place over three days, and drew clubs from all over the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

The Olympians produced some great racing against tough competition, with many of them making finals and placing in the top three.

1st Place

Michael Chung, 11, in the 11 & under boys 50m backstroke; Danielle de la Gorgendiere, 16, in the 16 & over girls 1500m freestyle; Bailey Herbert, 13, in the 12-13 year-old girls 200m breaststroke and 100m fly; Jenessa Hillman, 15, in the 14-15 year-old girls 1500m freestyle; Chelsea Borrowdale, 16, in the 16 & over girls 100m breaststroke; Hillary Metcalfe, 17, in the 16 & over girls 200m breaststroke.

2nd Place

Joshua Kim,  13, in the 13-14 year-old boys 50m fly, 400m IM, 50m freestyle and 100m fly; Dylan Thomas, 12, in the 12-13 year-old boys 1500m freestyle.

3rd Place

Ren Bedard, 12, in the 12-13 year-old girls 100m breaststroke; Chelsea Borrowdale in the 200m breaststroke; Luke Stewart-Beinder, 11, in the 11 & under boys 50m fly; Brooklyn Swaan, 11, in the 11 & under girls 50m breaststroke.

Ayush Kaul, 13, achieved 100 per cent best times at the meet.

Impressive in Ridge

The Haney Seahorses Holiday LMR meet included timed finals over two days at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool.

Each swimmer could potentially race in six events over the weekend, with more than 300 swimmers from 11 teams from all around the Lower Mainland were taking part.

Twenty Olympians competed, with many of them achieving top six places, new qualifying times, and new best times.

1st Place

Chiara Fiorini, 16, in the 14 & over 200m fly and 100m fly; Cassidy Fu, 14, in the 14 & over 100m freestyle; Mia Goretic, 12, in the 12-13 year-old girls 200m backstroke; Isobel McNeill, 9, in the 9 & under 100m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 200m IM, and 50m backstroke.

2nd Place

Sophia Adrain, 12, in the 12-13 year-old girls 200m fly; Madison Belgica, 9, in the 9 & under girls 100m backstroke, 200m IM, 100m breaststroke, and 200m backstroke; Cassidy Fu in the 50m freestyle; Mia Goretic in the 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke; John Kim, 13, in the 12-13 year-old boys 100m backstroke; and Isobel McNeill in the 50m freestyle.

3rd Place

Madison Belgica in the 100m freestyle; Chiara Fiorini in the 50m fly and 200m freestyle; and Mia Goretic in the 100m freestyle.

Isobel McNeill achieved her second B.C. AA time in the 100m backstroke, which enables her to attend the B.C. AA championships in February.

John Kim achieved B.C. AA times in the 50m freestyle, 100m and 100m breaststroke swims, also qualifying him for the B.C. AA championships.

Mia Goretic gained her 3rd B.C. AAA time in the 200m backstroke which means she is now eligible to attend the B.C. AAA meet in March.

“I am very pleased with my swimmers performances over this weekend,” Olympians head coach Brian Metcalfe said. “It was tough for them as we had a challenging three-day meet in Victoria… but they did really well.”

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