Swimming

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil in action during World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 21, 2021. On Dec. 18, 2022, she set a new world record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil sets world record at short course worlds

Mac Neil trimmed over a half-second off the previous record

 

They have every reason to look pleased with themselves. Ashley Ko, Katie Schroeder, Madisen Jacques, and Leila Fack set a new B.C. provincial record in the 4x50 freestyle at the 20th Annual PCS Christmas Cracker Swim Meet held in Victoria Dec. 9-11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

What a meet: Langley club swimmers smash records in Victoria

One LOSC relay team beat previous provincial mark by more than a second

  • Dec 17, 2022

 

LOSC swimmer Macey Larson, seen here at a 2019 intra-club event held at the Walnut Grove pool, placed first in the 200m breaststroke and second in the 100m breaststroke at the Surrey Knights LC Invitational Swim Meet held Saturday Nov. 26th to Sunday Nov. 27th at Guildford Recreation Center in Surrey. (Langley Advance Times file)

Medals and a new club record set as Langley Olympian Swim Cub competes at Surrey Knights invitational

Eleven LOSC members among 200 who took part in event at Guildford Recreation Centre

  • Nov 30, 2022

 

The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley Township council has gone off the deep end with idea to add more pools

There isn’t enough staff for current pools so adding more won’t benefit community, letter writer says

  • Nov 25, 2022
The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)
A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Fact-finding’ begins on new pool, soccer campus, ice rink for Willoughby area

Township council directed staff to start investigating sites for all three major facilities

A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)
LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico won seven events and set a new club record at the club’s invitational swim meet held Saturday, Nov. 5th and Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Walnut Grove pool. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Alex Velicico wins seven events at Langley Olympians Swim Club Invitational

One of several standout performances by members of 29-person LOSC team

LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico won seven events and set a new club record at the club’s invitational swim meet held Saturday, Nov. 5th and Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Walnut Grove pool. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Jihoon Bae, seen here at a previous competition, finished first in three events at the season-opener Langley Olympians Octoberfest meet, held at the Walnut Grove pool on Oct. 8. 20 Langley Olympians swimmers were among 140 participants. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Olympians open season with strong Octoberfest showing

Jacques won four events, Bae won three

  • Oct 27, 2022
Jihoon Bae, seen here at a previous competition, finished first in three events at the season-opener Langley Olympians Octoberfest meet, held at the Walnut Grove pool on Oct. 8. 20 Langley Olympians swimmers were among 140 participants. (Langley Advance Times file)
Beginning in January 2023, the Township of Langley will be offering The Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program for swimming lessons. (TOL)

Learn to swim programs to continue at Langley Township pools

A ‘seamless’ transition promised despite cancellation of Red Cross programs

  • Oct 13, 2022
Beginning in January 2023, the Township of Langley will be offering The Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program for swimming lessons. (TOL)
Team Canada at the 2022 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, held in Seychelles included Langley Olympians Swim club members Aidan Erickson (second from the left, top row) and Julia Strojnowska (second from the left, bottom row). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley swim club members compete for Canada at World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

Event was held in Republic of Seychelles for the first time

  • Oct 6, 2022
Team Canada at the 2022 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, held in Seychelles included Langley Olympians Swim club members Aidan Erickson (second from the left, top row) and Julia Strojnowska (second from the left, bottom row). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Langley Olympians 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
Langley Olympians 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)
RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)
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

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)
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)