Swimming

A young swimmer dives in at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. A new public engagement process to get input on options for the shut-down pool is underway. (Langley Advance Times file)

Survey on Fort Langley Pool’s future wraps up soon

Residents have until Friday, April 16 to give online input

 

LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, dominated his category in phase 1 of the Swimming Canada Race Again challenge. Winning performances by McNeill and fellow swimmers put the club in the lead of the national event (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympians dominate national Race Again challenge

Club holds the lead after first phase of cross-Canada virtual competition

 

LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico, 13, won three gold, one silver and one bronze at the province-wide virtual divisional competition. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Multiple medals for Langley Olympians Swim Club at virtual meet

They were among 767 swimmers from 38 teams who competed in three Swim B.C. divisional championships

 

Repairs to several shattered panes of glass at the Walnut Grove pool cost $3,000, after someone knocked holes in the roll-up doors along the north end of the pool early Saturday, March 13, (Undated Google Street View image of Walnut Grove pool)

Smashed glass at Walnut Grove pool costs $3,000 to fix

Early morning incident damaged several panes

Repairs to several shattered panes of glass at the Walnut Grove pool cost $3,000, after someone knocked holes in the roll-up doors along the north end of the pool early Saturday, March 13, (Undated Google Street View image of Walnut Grove pool)
Aidan Erickson (foreground) and other LOSC members work out at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, 2021. Parents say Township fees have added as much as $160 a month in costs per child. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Added fees for Langley Olympians Swim Club will continue, Township says

Charges called ‘most fair and equitable approach versus having the general taxpayer pay for them’

Aidan Erickson (foreground) and other LOSC members work out at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, 2021. Parents say Township fees have added as much as $160 a month in costs per child. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
LOSC swimmers Alex Velicico, Leilani Fack, Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil have set 27 new club records between them (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Records fall as Langley Olympic Swim Club members resume training

There may be no regular swim meets, but that isn’t slowing the swimmers down

LOSC swimmers Alex Velicico, Leilani Fack, Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil have set 27 new club records between them (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
LOSC members Sevi Parr, Hugh McNeill, Isabella Brunoro have signed with ‘powerhouse’ universities (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympian Swim Club members win university scholarships

Trio join ‘powerhouse’ university swim programs at McGill, UBC and U of T

LOSC members Sevi Parr, Hugh McNeill, Isabella Brunoro have signed with ‘powerhouse’ universities (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
LOSC members worked out at the Aldergrove outdoor pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 ( Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC members worked out at the Aldergrove outdoor pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 ( Langley Advance Times file)
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria in March 2020. They were among 10 LOSC swimmers cited for their achievements by Swim BC for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (file)
Katelyn Schroeder, Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert all won the aggregate award in their categories in Victoria in March 2020. They were among 10 LOSC swimmers cited for their achievements by Swim BC for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (file)
Meet the swimmer and the coach of the year, both from the Langley Olympians Swim Club. Bailey Herbert and Brian Metcalfe won top honours from Swim BC in the first week of November (file)
Meet the swimmer and the coach of the year, both from the Langley Olympians Swim Club. Bailey Herbert and Brian Metcalfe won top honours from Swim BC in the first week of November (file)
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

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

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
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)