Swimming

Alex Velicico recorded five first-place finishes at the LOSC 14th annual invitational swim meet. (file)

Velicico records five first-place finishes at Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) invitational

First time in almost two years that the LOSC was able to host the meet

 

LOSC members competed at the Odlum Brown Colleges Cup, considered the premium meet for Canadian university-level swimmers, at UBC Nov 6-7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A record-breaking showing by Langley swimmer

Competing against university-level swimmers, Katie Schroeder set new meet and club times

 

LOSC swimmers Katelyn Schroder (left) and Leilani Fack won multiple events at the Surrey Knights invitational. (file)

Multiple wins for Langley Olympians swimmers at Surrey meet

Katelyn Schroeder and Leilani Fack scored nine first-place finishes between them

 

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Several campers and staff test positive for COVID-19 at B.C. kids summer camp

Crofton’s Camp Qwanoes executive director hopeful a day camp can still proceed next week

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
Langley Olympians national and provincial group swimmers (L to R) Leila Fack, Aidan Erickson, and Jihoon Bae set several records at the 2021 Hyack Year End swim meet in Coquitlam (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley swimmers set new records at Hyack competition

A welcome return to in-person competition, coaches say

Langley Olympians national and provincial group swimmers (L to R) Leila Fack, Aidan Erickson, and Jihoon Bae set several records at the 2021 Hyack Year End swim meet in Coquitlam (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader

Penny Oleksiak swims into Canada’s record books after earning sixth career medal

Her bronze is her sixth career medal, the most for any Canadian in the Summer Games

Penny Oleksiak of Canada holds up her bronze medal from the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matthias Schrader
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Margaret Mac Neil, right, of Canada, is congratulated by Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden103 after winning the final of the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley in March, won first in in the 17 and over category of the #RaceAgain virtual swimming competition. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympians Swim Club wins #RaceAgain contest

Virtual contest ends with multiple victories against competitors from across the country

LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley in March, won first in in the 17 and over category of the #RaceAgain virtual swimming competition. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hugh McNeill and Bailey Herbert were top-10 finishers at the Olympic trials in Toronto in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Resident Cashmere Roder is concerned about small shards of blue glass she found at the Aldergrove Credit Union Swimming Pool walkway. (Cashmere Roder/Special to The Star)

Bits of glass found around Aldergrove waterslide concerns resident

Cashmere Roder has found small shards of blue glass on several occasions while visiting pool

Resident Cashmere Roder is concerned about small shards of blue glass she found at the Aldergrove Credit Union Swimming Pool walkway. (Cashmere Roder/Special to The Star)
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark is back open to the public. (Special to The Star)

Langley Township expands time and sessions at Aldergrove waterpark

Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience has increased the length and times families can attend

Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark is back open to the public. (Special to The Star)
A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Please consider restoring or replacing Fort Langley pool

Area resident expresses disappointment with Township council’s choices

  • Jun 29, 2021
A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. (Langley Advance Times file)
Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)

Sweltering heat leads to few spots available at Aldergrove waterslides

Demand is high as Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark reopens from COVID-19 restrictions

Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)
Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)

Big Splash reopens Canada Day with changes to keep the water park ‘safe for everyone’

Executive Hotels & Resorts has owned and operated the attraction since 2017

Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)
LOSC swimmers Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will be participating in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Trials scheduled for June 19-23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley swimmers get shot at Olympics

Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will take part in postponed Tokyo Olympic Trials

LOSC swimmers Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will be participating in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Trials scheduled for June 19-23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lelia Fack broke two provincial records competing for the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) at the Spartan CSI Pacific Athletes Meet in Chilliwack on May 22 and 23. (file)

Langley Olympians swimmer breaks two provincial records at Chilliwack meet

First non-virtual swim competition for South Surrey resident since March of 2020

Lelia Fack broke two provincial records competing for the Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) at the Spartan CSI Pacific Athletes Meet in Chilliwack on May 22 and 23. (file)
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil racked up multiple wins as Langley Olympian Swim Club took fourth in the B.C. virtual provincial competition (file)

Strong showing by Langley Olympians Swim Club at virtual event

Team placed second at 2021 virtual provincial championships

Katie Schroeder, Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeil racked up multiple wins as Langley Olympian Swim Club took fourth in the B.C. virtual provincial competition (file)
LOSC coaches Brian Metcalfe (L) and Zachary Haw have both won awards from the BC Swim Coaches Association (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympian Swim Club coaches take top honours

Metcalfe and Haw win two prestigious awards from the BC Swim Coaches Association

LOSC coaches Brian Metcalfe (L) and Zachary Haw have both won awards from the BC Swim Coaches Association (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Previously, Aldergrove Sea Monkeys swimmers trained while passing one another in the same lane at the ACUCC pool. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove ‘micromonkeys’ ready to hit the pool

Sea Monkey’s swim club has opened registration for age four and up for lessons May 3 to June 2

Previously, Aldergrove Sea Monkeys swimmers trained while passing one another in the same lane at the ACUCC pool. (Aldergrove Star files)