Three firsts for Olympians at meet

— image credit:

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Knights set to host Canucks alumni in charity fundraiser
Hawks anxious for the Christmas break
Lehtonen, Stars shutout Canucks 2-0
Kodiaks top Knights in first-place showdown
Spruce Kings stop Rivermen streak
Captain Curtis: Hodgson selected to wear Stealth ‘C’
Photo: Dribbling Dragon
UPDATE: 11th farm hit with Avian flu, outbreak that started in Chilliwack enters U.S.
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.