Silver lining for Langley Olympian at B.C. AA swim championships

John Park touches wall second in 12-13 boys 400m freestyle at provincials in Chilliwack

  • Feb. 24, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Langley Olympians swimmer John Park (left) was awarded a silver medal in the 12-13 boys 400m freestyle at the B.C. AA swim championships in Chilliwack last weekend.

Langley Olympian John Park is a provincial silver medalist.

The 13-year-old’s silver medal in the 12/13 boys 400m freestyle was a highlight for the Olympians swim club that competed at the 2017 Swim BC AA provincial championships last weekend in Chilliwack.

The provincial meet was held over four days, from Feb. 16 to 19, and the Olympians were represented by 12 swimmers.

Another highlight was Langley’s girls 14 & under 200m freestyle relay team  (Emily Manley, Reese Blunden, Milana Solar and Reagen Bedard) winning the bronze medal.

Top three results in Richmond

Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) members competed in two meets last weekend.

The other was the  Lower Mainland regional championships in Richmond, where 19 Olympians swimmers took part.

This meet took place over two days (Feb. 18 and 19) and LOSC had many swimmers place in the top three in their respective age categories (10 & under, 11 years old, 12-13 years old, 14 & Over). Below is the top three placings.


Sophia Adrain, 14: 400m individual medley (14 & over);

Hilary Paik, 13: 400m individual medley (12-13);

and Joseph Park, 18: 50m freestyle (14 & over).


Tyler Friesen, 11: 400m freestyle (11 years old);

John Kim, 14: 100m breaststroke (14 & over);

Hilary Paik, 13: 200m individual medley (12-13);

and Joseph Park, 18: 100m butterfly (14 & over).


Sophia Adrain, 14: 200m breaststroke (14 & over);

Tyler Friesen, 11: 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, and 100m backstroke (11 years old);

John Kim, 14: 200m breaststroke (14 & over),

Riley Lane, 12: 400m freestyle (12-13);

George Matheos, 12:  200m butterfly and 400m freestyle (12-13);

and Hilary Paik, 13: 100m butterfly (12-13).

LOSC registration is ongoing.

Call 604-532-5257 or visit the Olympians web site for details.

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