Three firsts for Olympians at meet

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Joshua Kim, Josie Field and Hillary Metcalfe placed first overall in their respective categories at the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club’s invitational meet at the UBC Aquatic Centre last week.

Swimmers 10 and under competed in the octathlon, where they swam eight events over two days. Swimmers 11 and up took part in the decathlon, completing 10 events over the weekend.

Kim and Fields, who are both nine-years-old, took top spot in their respective divisions.

Kim was tops in all eight of his events, and also set a new meet record in the 100 individual medley. It was also a new club record.

Field finished first in six of her eight events, while swimming a personal best in all eight.

Metcalfe, 13, also set a new club record in the 100 IM.

They were not the only members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club who returned with hardware from the meet.

Jaime Lavoie, Meredith Clark and Justin Schramm  all placed second in their respective age groups, while Hugh McNeill and Avery Martin were third. Lisa Grier was fourth and Bailey Herbert was sixth.

Altogether, more than 370 swimmers from 11 clubs across the Lower Mainland took part in the season’s first short-course (25m) meet.

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