Huge haul for Olympians swimmers

Members of the Langley Olympians Swim Club had no problem finding the podium, winning a combined 28 medals.

The Olympians swimmers captured a dozen gold medals, six silvers and 10 bronze medals at a pair of meets earlier this month.

The club was competing at the Pacific Coast Swim Club Xmas Cracker Invitational in Victoria and the Haney Holiday LMR Meet.

At the first event, Chelsea Borrowdale won a trio of gold medals (200 individual medley, 100 breast, 200 breast) as well as a silver (50 breast).

She was joined atop the podium by Robyn Nakano, who had two golds (200 fly, 100 fly), two silvers (50 fly, 200 back) and one bronze medal (100 back), and Justin Schramm, who won a gold (200 fly) and two bronze (1,500 free and 100 fly).

Siobhan Board won silver in the 50 back and bronze in the 50 fly, while Kenney Douglas took bronze in the 50 breast.

Schramm also set new club records in the 100 and 200 fly events, while Alysse Franklin achieved her AAA provincial qualifying time in the 200 back, 50 free and 100 back.

And Josh Franklin, Karl Hallquist, Jenessa Hillman, Erin Moloney and Gabby Szalkai all set 100 per cent personal bests.

At the Haney met, Lisa Grier won a trio of gold medals (100 breast, 50 free, 400 IM) while Paige Dong won a gold (400 IM) and two bronze medals (200 IM, 100 fly).

Ellen Lansing also won twice (50 fly, 200 breast) and finished second in another (400 IM).

Hugh McNeill won a medal of each colour, gold in the 200 back, silver in the 100 back and bronze in the 200 free.

And Mackenzie Dong won a pair of bronze medals in the 50 free and 400 IM.

McNeill (200 back) and Grier (400 IM) also achieved their AA and AAA provincial qualifying times, respectively.

One other member of the Olympians, Hillary Metcalfe, was on Oregon with Team BC at the Paul Bergen Meet.

The 13-year-old, one of the youngest swimmers at the meet, was fourth in the consolation final of the 50 breast event, setting a new club record in a time of 33.48. She was also fifth in the 100 breast consolation final.

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