Swimming

LOSC members worked out at the Aldergrove outdoor pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Swim club ‘broken-hearted’ by Langley Township pool decision

Staff report said it will cost less to reopen WC Blair instead of Walnut Grove

 

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

 

Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Council puts Fort Langley pool replacement on pause

This is the last chance to answer an online survey about the project

Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Swimmers from the Langley and Abbotsford Olympians swim clubs lined up at the start line in Walnut Grove pool before a race in January, 2019 (File photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

Township looks at ‘next possible steps’ to re-open Walnut Grove pool to competition

Review is only an update, not ‘prescriptive,’ mayor Froese cautioned

Swimmers from the Langley and Abbotsford Olympians swim clubs lined up at the start line in Walnut Grove pool before a race in January, 2019 (File photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper

Lily and the lake: How a young B.C. girl with Down syndrome swam to her dream

Kaslo’s Lily Nay set her mind to swimming Kootenay Lake on Sept. 3

Ida Jenss and Lily Nay swam across Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on Thursday. Photos: Tyler Harper
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LETTER: We can’t wait for a vaccine before getting back to our lives

Critical of Township for not re-opening its pools and more rec facilities for those who needing them

  • Aug 3, 2020
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LOSC swimmers have been working out at the Al Anderson pool in Langley City since that pool reopened and the Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair pools in Langley Township, where they usually train, stayed closed. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley swim club unsure about Township pool reopening

‘At the mercy’ of staff, coach says

LOSC swimmers have been working out at the Al Anderson pool in Langley City since that pool reopened and the Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair pools in Langley Township, where they usually train, stayed closed. (Langley Advance Times file)
Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Skating, swimming return to Langley Township rec centres

Reduced capacities and shorter times are expected under a phased reopening

Skaters and hockey players like these Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association players might return to Langley Township arenas this year, but it won’t be like pre-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Swim club disappointed by Langley Township decision to keep pools closed

Swim club disappointed by Langley Township decision to keep pools closed

Members of Langley Olympians Swim Club now practising at Al Anderson pool in Langley City

Swim club disappointed by Langley Township decision to keep pools closed
Swimmers are anxious to get back in the water to practise at the local Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair indoor pools, but have not received word when that will be possible. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Anxious to know when Township will re-open pools

Critical of the municipality for not yet re-opening the indoor swimming facilities or sharing plans

  • Jul 3, 2020
Swimmers are anxious to get back in the water to practise at the local Walnut Grove and W.C. Blair indoor pools, but have not received word when that will be possible. (Langley Advance Times files)
Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged

Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged

Council asked by Langley Olympians club to follow the lead of Langley City and other communities

Reopen pools to swimmers, Langley Township urged
Teenagers snuck into the Aldergrove Community Centre for a dip in the outdoor pool and waterslide area on June 17. (Langley Advance Times files)

Teens sneak into Aldergrove pool for illicit swim

Police warn that the midnight swim could be dangerous

Teenagers snuck into the Aldergrove Community Centre for a dip in the outdoor pool and waterslide area on June 17. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nora Cashato, left, and other children from the Fort at the local outdoor pool. Cashato is hoping it can stay open rather than being turned into a spray park. (Langley Advance Times files)

12-year-old petitioner takes case for Fort pool to Langley council

Nora Cashato is asking the Township to keep a proper pool in her community

Nora Cashato, left, and other children from the Fort at the local outdoor pool. Cashato is hoping it can stay open rather than being turned into a spray park. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

12-year-old petitions to preserve Fort Langley Pool

Local youth will take her case to council next Monday

Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria. (special to Langley Advance Times)

Golden: LOSC swimmers Herbert, Schroeder and McNeill finish first and often in Victoria

Langley club won provincial championship title

  • Mar 15, 2020
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria. (special to Langley Advance Times)
LOSC swimmer Danny Park earned four gold medals ( 400 metre freestyle, 200 metre freestyle, 100 metre backstroke, and 200 metre backstroke ) one silver ( 50 metre freestyle ), and one bronze ( 200 metre individual medley) at the Swim BC Age Group Championships at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre on the Feb. 22 weekend (Jhim Burwell/special to Langley Advance Times)

Multiple medals for Langley swimmers at Swim BC Age Group championships

Vancouver event drew 500 from across the province

LOSC swimmer Danny Park earned four gold medals ( 400 metre freestyle, 200 metre freestyle, 100 metre backstroke, and 200 metre backstroke ) one silver ( 50 metre freestyle ), and one bronze ( 200 metre individual medley) at the Swim BC Age Group Championships at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre on the Feb. 22 weekend (Jhim Burwell/special to Langley Advance Times)
Hundreds of swimmers competed in the weekend Lower Mainland Region event held at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Regional swim championships held in Langley

By-invitation Lower Mainland Regional championships draw hundreds

Hundreds of swimmers competed in the weekend Lower Mainland Region event held at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Team Canada swimmer Hillary Metcalfe heads to Naples in July. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley swimmer joins national team

Hillary Metcalfe is off to Italy next month with Team Canada

Langley Team Canada swimmer Hillary Metcalfe heads to Naples in July. (Langley Advance Times files)
Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)

Langley youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Justin Mitchell, in a photo with young athletes from 2016, has been banned from coaching in any Water Polo Canada-sanctioned event following accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. (Black Press Media files)