Swimming

Langley Olympian Swim Club swimmers won nine medals and set five new club records at the Canadian Junior and Senior championships in Montreal. (from left) Katie Schroeder, Leila Fack, Macey Larsen, and Aidan Erikson. (LOSC)

Nine medals and five new club records as Langley Olympians Swim Club wraps season

Competed against top national-level swimmers at Canadian Junior and Senior championships

  • Aug 12, 2022

 

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

 

The feeling you get when you win your event and break a provincial record. LOSC swimmers Katie Schroeder, Yeonwoo Choi, Madisen Jacques and Leila Fack celebrate their 4X50 medley win at the B.C. Summer Provincial Championships. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympians Swim Club shines at B.C.provincial championships

Medals, medals, and more medals, a new provincial record, and top honours for coach and two swimmers

 

Former Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) member Hillary Metcalfe was inducted into the club’s hall of fame, with dad Brian Metcalfe, the club head coach, sharing the moment. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Hilary Metcalfe inducted into Langley Olympians Swim Club Hall of Fame

Swimming for UBC, her team finished as national champions every year

Former Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) member Hillary Metcalfe was inducted into the club’s hall of fame, with dad Brian Metcalfe, the club head coach, sharing the moment. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Movie-goers enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen while floating in the Breaker Bay wave pool. (Special to The Star)

With COVID restrictions eased, Aldergrove prepares to beat heat at waterpark

Annual summer fun events make comeback for 2022 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

Movie-goers enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen while floating in the Breaker Bay wave pool. (Special to The Star)
Swimmers prepare to take their marks at the start of the Langley Flippers Swim Club annual invitational, held July 2-3 at Al Anderson Pool for the first time since 2019. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Swimmers prepare to take their marks at the start of the Langley Flippers Swim Club annual invitational, held July 2-3 at Al Anderson Pool for the first time since 2019. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
In 2019, Langley Flippers competitor Nathalie Hu competed in the club’s last invitational meet before the pandemic. (Langley Advance Times file)
In 2019, Langley Flippers competitor Nathalie Hu competed in the club’s last invitational meet before the pandemic. (Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC member Samantha Burwell won silver in the 1500m freestyle at the BC Summer Divisional Swim Meet held in Chilliwack June 24th – 26th. (Special to Langleuy Advance Times)
LOSC member Samantha Burwell won silver in the 1500m freestyle at the BC Summer Divisional Swim Meet held in Chilliwack June 24th – 26th. (Special to Langleuy Advance Times)
Langley Olympians swimmer Katelyn Schroeder won gold and also broke a club record at the 57th annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet held June 3–5 at the UBC Aquatic Centre. (file)
Langley Olympians swimmer Katelyn Schroeder won gold and also broke a club record at the 57th annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet held June 3–5 at the UBC Aquatic Centre. (file)
LOSC competitor Jihoon Bae, 14, placed first in two events at the Hyack May Invitational held over the long weekend in Coquitlam. (file)

Langley’s Bae finishes first, twice, at Hyack Invitational

Multiple top-three finishes for Langley Olympians Swim Club swimmers

LOSC competitor Jihoon Bae, 14, placed first in two events at the Hyack May Invitational held over the long weekend in Coquitlam. (file)
The LOSC relay team shattered a club record and set a new B.C. mark at the Western Canadian Championships held April 21 – 24 in Edmonton. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The LOSC relay team shattered a club record and set a new B.C. mark at the Western Canadian Championships held April 21 – 24 in Edmonton. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katelyn Schroeder won gold and set a new Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) record at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katelyn Schroeder won gold and set a new Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) record at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
LOSC hosted their 18th annual Long Course Invitational swim meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool from Saturday April 2 to Sunday April 3. The event drew 650 swimmers. (Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC hosted their 18th annual Long Course Invitational swim meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool from Saturday April 2 to Sunday April 3. The event drew 650 swimmers. (Langley Advance Times file)
Several members of the Langley Olympian Swim Club medalled at the provincials earlier this month on Vancouver Island. (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Swimming records fall at provincials for Langley athletes

Best personal, club, and provincial times recorded at Saanich competition

Several members of the Langley Olympian Swim Club medalled at the provincials earlier this month on Vancouver Island. (LOSC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Mika Kang competed in the 8 and under category, among 100 young swimmers from Langley, Abbotsford and Coquitlam who took part in the LOSC and AOSC novice meet at the Walnut Grove pool on Saturday, March 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Mika Kang competed in the 8 and under category, among 100 young swimmers from Langley, Abbotsford and Coquitlam who took part in the LOSC and AOSC novice meet at the Walnut Grove pool on Saturday, March 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Kay Suen, seen here at a previous competition, won two medals at the 2022 BC Winter Divisional Championships, a silver medal in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 200m butterfly. She was one of 5 LOSC swimmers to take part. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Kay Suen, seen here at a previous competition, won two medals at the 2022 BC Winter Divisional Championships, a silver medal in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 200m butterfly. She was one of 5 LOSC swimmers to take part. (Langley Advance Times file)
The 2020 polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience pool. (Nikole Longhi – Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove rec centre to keep name despite change at credit union

Aldergrove Credit Union is rebranding after its merger with G&F Financial

The 2020 polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience pool. (Nikole Longhi – Special to the Langley Advance Times)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
A week after setting a new Langley Olympians Swim Club record, Jihoon Bae was back in the water at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool to compete in the Long Course Invitational. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Tines)
A week after setting a new Langley Olympians Swim Club record, Jihoon Bae was back in the water at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool to compete in the Long Course Invitational. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Tines)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Ian Cho won gold in the 100m freestyle, silver medal in the 200m freestyle with and bronze in the 50m butterfly at the Lower Mainland Regional East Championship Swim Meet hosted by LOSC at the Walnut Grove rec centre on Sunday, Feb. 7. It was the first big in-person meet for the club since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians Swim Club member Ian Cho won gold in the 100m freestyle, silver medal in the 200m freestyle with and bronze in the 50m butterfly at the Lower Mainland Regional East Championship Swim Meet hosted by LOSC at the Walnut Grove rec centre on Sunday, Feb. 7. It was the first big in-person meet for the club since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)