Flippers deliver huge medal haul at Fraser Valleys

Langley Flippers
Langley Flippers' Will Karpan swam his way to a gold, three silver and a bronze medal at the Fraser Valley regional championships.
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The weather was not the only thing sizzling as the Langley Flippers Swim Club were busy winning medals, breaking club records and setting personal bests.

The Flippers were competing at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association's Fraser Valley regional championships, which were held over the B.C. Day long weekend in Mission.

Leading the way was Will Karpan, who won a gold and three silver — with three club records — in Division 6 competition. Karpan won gold in the 100m breastroke and was second in the 200m IM, 100m butterfly and 50m butterfly.

He also teamed up with Ben Cramer, Josh Hu and Nick Todd to win bronze in the Division 7 200m freestyle event.

Other Flippers to find the podium included:

Aidyn Hum (Div. 3) silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Sophie Buie (Girls O Category 1) silver in the 50m freestyle, 100m IM, 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Meghan Hum (Div. 6) bronze in the 50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly, silver in the 100m butterfly.

Hannah Bistritz (Div. 6) won bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Meghan Cheung (Div.7) silver in the 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly.

Margret Hu (Masters Div. 8) bronze in the 100 breaststroke.

Kelsey Hum won gold in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

Nick Todd (Div. 8) gold in the 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke and silver in the 100m freestyle.

The Div. 7 girls relay team of Hannah Bistritz, Meghan Cheung, Meghan Hum and Kelsey Hum won gold in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 200m medley relay.

And the Div. 3 ream of Rose Esplen, Natalie Hu, Aidyn Hum and Taya McCartney won bronze in the 200m freestyle relay.

The swimmers now prepare for the B.C. provincial swimming championships, which take place in Kamloops Aug. 11 to 17.

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