Swimming

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

 

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

 

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)
A young swimmer dives in at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. A new public engagement process to get input on options for the shut-down pool is underway. (Langley Advance Times file)

Survey on Fort Langley Pool’s future wraps up soon

Residents have until Friday, April 16 to give online input

A young swimmer dives in at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. A new public engagement process to get input on options for the shut-down pool is underway. (Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, dominated his category in phase 1 of the Swimming Canada Race Again challenge. Winning performances by McNeill and fellow swimmers put the club in the lead of the national event (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Olympians dominate national Race Again challenge

Club holds the lead after first phase of cross-Canada virtual competition

LOSC member Hugh McNeill, seen here practicing at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, dominated his category in phase 1 of the Swimming Canada Race Again challenge. Winning performances by McNeill and fellow swimmers put the club in the lead of the national event (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico, 13, won three gold, one silver and one bronze at the province-wide virtual divisional competition. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Multiple medals for Langley Olympians Swim Club at virtual meet

They were among 767 swimmers from 38 teams who competed in three Swim B.C. divisional championships

LOSC swimmer Alex Velicico, 13, won three gold, one silver and one bronze at the province-wide virtual divisional competition. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Repairs to several shattered panes of glass at the Walnut Grove pool cost $3,000, after someone knocked holes in the roll-up doors along the north end of the pool early Saturday, March 13, (Undated Google Street View image of Walnut Grove pool)

Smashed glass at Walnut Grove pool costs $3,000 to fix

Early morning incident damaged several panes

Repairs to several shattered panes of glass at the Walnut Grove pool cost $3,000, after someone knocked holes in the roll-up doors along the north end of the pool early Saturday, March 13, (Undated Google Street View image of Walnut Grove pool)
Aidan Erickson (foreground) and other LOSC members work out at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, 2021. Parents say Township fees have added as much as $160 a month in costs per child. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Added fees for Langley Olympians Swim Club will continue, Township says

Charges called ‘most fair and equitable approach versus having the general taxpayer pay for them’

Aidan Erickson (foreground) and other LOSC members work out at the Walnut Grove pool in Langley on March 2, 2021. Parents say Township fees have added as much as $160 a month in costs per child. (Sevi Parr/Special to Langley Advance Times)