Olympians swim club places third

Langley's Isobell McNeill, Luke Stewart-Beinder and Reese Blunden all capture age-group titles

The Langley Olympians Swim Club placed third over the weekend as they travelled to Moses Lake in Washington state for a swim meet.

“This meet is a great way for some of our swimmers to finish their season,” said Olympians head coach Brian Metcalfe.

“Travelling down to the States and competing against some new and tough competition is a great challenge.

“We raced well and came away with a large number of medals and top 8 placings and finishing 3rd overall was excellent.”

Nine-year-old Isobel McNeill was the overall points leader for her age group and took top spot in all 10 of her events.

Also winning their age group titles were Luke Stewart-Beinder and Reese Blunden.

Stewart-Beinder, 10, won three of his events and was second in seven others, while Blunden, 12, was first in three events and third in three others.

Other Langley swimmers finishing in the top 3 were;

Gold medals:

Reagen Bedard (12) in the 11-12 girls 200 free, 100 breast, 50 free, 50 breast & 100 free;  Hugh McNeill (12) in the 11-12 boys 50 back & 100 back; Finnegan Parr (8) in the 8 & under boys 50 free and 100 free.

Silver medals:

Reagen Bedard in the 100 back; Hugh McNeill in the 200IM, 200 free, 100 fly, 50 free, 50 fly and 100 free; Erin Moloney (15) in the 15 & over girls 400 free; Finnegan Parr in the 50 fly and 50 breast; Dylan Thomas (12) in the 100 breast and 50 breast.

Bronze medals:

Reagen Bedard in 200 IM and 50 back; Hugh McNeill in the 100 breast;  Erin Moloney in the 200 fly; Finnegan Parr in the 50 back; Dylan Thomas in the 200 IM, 200 free and 100 fly.

Riley Lane (11), Isobel McNeill and Finnegan Parr all achieved personal bests in all of their events.