Bedard leads Olympians

Langley swimmers combine to win 15 medals at B.C. AA long course championships

A team of eight swimmers from the Langley Olympians Swim Club combined to win six gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the B.C. long course AA championships.

The meet was held June 27-28 in Kamloops.

Twelve-year-old Reagen Bedard won a pair of gold medals (50 free, 100 free) as well as achieving her qualifying times for the B.C. AAA championships.

She also helped win gold in the 200 free relay and silver in the 200 medley relay.

The other members of the relay squad were Milana Solar, Reese Blunden and Danika Bedard. The first two are 12 while Danika Bedard is 10.

Blunden also won silver medals in the 100 and 200 back events and bronze in the 400 IM. She also qualified for the AAA championships in the 200 back.

And Brooklyn Swaan, 11, won bronze in the 400 free.

On the boys side, 12-year-old Bryce Dong took top spot in the 400 free and 400 IM events, silver in the 1500 free and bronze in the 100 and 200 fly. He also achieved his AAA qualifying times in the events.

And Dylan Thomas, 12, won gold in the 1500 free and bronze in the 400 IM. He reached his AAA qualifying time in the 1500 free.

Danika Bedard and Brayden Herbert, both 10, also achieved 100 per cent best times in all of their events.