Eighteen members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) reached the summit of B.C. swimming, when they competed at the 2017 Long Course AAA Provincial Championships.
The provincial meet, held in Kamloops from July 6 to 9, is the highest provincial level a swimmer can achieve within B.C. At the prestigious meet, many LOSC swimmers had placings within the top eight in their respective age groups and events. Leading the way was 14-year-old Bailey Herbert, who won a total of four gold medals in the Girls 14- to- 15-year-old 400m Individual Medley (4:59.71), 100m breaststroke (1:13.23), 200m breaststroke (2:37.85) and the 200m Individual Medley (2:21.54).
Herbert also broke a club record for the Girls 13- to- 14-year-old 200m butterfly with a time of 2:20.87.
LOSC’s Joshua Kim, 15, won a gold medal in the boys 14 to 15 year old 200m freestyle ( 1:59.34) to go with silver medals in the 50m breaststroke (30.79 seconds), 200m Individual Medley (2:13.73), 100m breaststroke (1:07.24) and 200m breaststroke (2:28.02) and bronze in the 400m freestyle (4:21.36).
Kim won six individual medals while breaking a pair of club records in the boys 15- to- 17-year-old 200m breaststroke and the boys Open Category 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:28.02.
Josie Field, 15, won gold medals in the girls 14- to- 15-year-old 200m butterfly (2:19.63) and 50m butterfly (29.54) and a silver medal in the 100m butterfly (1:03.90).
Other medal winners include Gracie Maryschak, 11, who won the silver medal in the U11 girls 400m Individual Medley (5:51.97) and the 200m breaststroke (3:03.63); Demetra Sicoli, 16, who won bronze in the girls 16-and-over 200m butterfly (2:24.48), and Isobel McNeill, 11, who won bronze in the U11 girls 400m Individual Medley (5:52.57).
The LOSC’s U14 girls 400m medley relay team of Mia Goretic, Bailey Herbert, Selina Schmelcher and Sevi Parr won bronze with a time of 4:42.76.
Overall LOSC placed ninth for total combined points out of 35 swim teams.
Below is a breakdown of LOSC’s top eight placings.