Schramm goes nine-for-nine

Langley Olympians Swim Club shows well at Vancouver meet

A team of young Langley Olympians Swim Club members showed their speed in the waters of the Vancouver Aquatic Centre as the club took part in the  Canadian Dolphin Swim Club New Year’s Invitational Meet.

The three-day meet featured a number of top clubs from the Lower Mainland and a team from Washington State.

Justin Schramm was once again in top form as he finished atop the podium in all nine of his events.

Along the way, the 14-year-old set a new Olympians’ club record in the 50-metre fly in a time of 27.97 seconds. He also broke six meet records in his age group in the 1,500m freestyle, 200m IM, 100m fly, 200m fly, 100m freestyle, and 50m fly.

Joshua Kim, 11, also placed first in all his events.

Robyn Nakano, 13, set a meet record in the 13-year-old girls 200m backstroke.

The meet also provided the opportunity for a number of the Langley swimmers to achieve qualifying times, with this being the last time to obtain a B.C. short course (25-metre pool) AA provincial time.

Sarah Buckingham, 11, raced to her first AA time in 400m freestyle.

Josie Field, 10, received a first time B.C. AAA time in the 100m fly and Bennett MacDonald, 13, got his B.C. AAA time in the 1,500m freestyle.

Other top three finishes included:

Gold

Brayden Kells, age 11, in 11 & under boys 200 breast and 400IM; Siobhan Board, age 15, in 15 year girls 800 free, 100 back and 50 free; Chelsea Borrowdale, age 13, in 13 year girls 200IM and 400 free; Bryce Dong, age 10, in the 11 & under boys 50 back; Mackenzie Dong, age 12, in the 12 year girls 800 free, 200IM and 400IM; Kennedy Douglas, age 13, in the 13 year girls 1500 free; Lisa Grier, age 12, in the 12 year girls 400 free; Ellen Lansing, age 11, in the 11 & under girls 100 back, 200 back and 50 back; Renae Ledoux, age 13, in the 13 year girls 200 breast, 100 breast and 50 breast; Michael MacDonald, age 17, in the 16 & over boys 100 back, 200 back, 400 free and 50 back; Avery Martin, age 11, in the 11 & under boys 200IM; Hillary Metcalfe, age 14, in the 14 year girls 800free, 200IM, 200 breast, 100 breast, 400 free and 50 breast; Martha Metcalfe, age 16, in the 16 & over girls 1500 free, 200IM, 200 breast and 200 fly; Robyn Nakano, age 13, in the 13 year girls 800 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 400IM, 200 back, 200 fly and 50 fly; Kwynn Vander Werf, age 12, in the 12 year girls 200 fly.

Silver

Brayden Kells in 50 free and 100 breast; Siobhan Board in 100 free, 50 fly and 50 back; Chelsea Borrowdale in 800 free, 200 breast, 100 fly, 400IM, 200 fly and 100 breast; Josie Field, age 11, in the 11 & under girls 100 fly and 200 back; Lisa Grier in the 200 free, 400IM, 100 breast and 100 free;  Ellen Lansing in the 800 free, 200IM, 200 free, 400IM and 400 free; Bennett MacDonald, age 13, in the 13 year boys 1500 free; Michael MacDonald in the 200 free and 400IM; Avery Martin in the 1500 free, 100 back, 400IM and 400 free; Hillary Metcalfe in the 200 free and 50 free; Martha Metcalfe in the 400IM; Robyn Nakano in the 200IM, 100 back, 400 free and 50 back; Nevena Solar, age 12, in the 12 year girls 200 fly; Gabriella Szalkai, age 13, in the 13 year girls 200 free and 50 fly.

Bronze

Brayden Kells in the 400 free; Siobhan Board in the 200IM; Chelsea Borrowdale in the 50 breast; Mackenzie Dong in the 200 breast, 100 breast and 400 free; Josie Field in the 800 free; Alysse Franklin, age 13, in the 13 year girls 200 free, 200 back, 400 free and 50 back; Renae Ledoux in the 400IM; Bennett MacDonald in the 200 free; Michael MacDonald in the 100 free; Avery Martin in the 200 free, 50 free and 200 back; Hillary Metcalfe in the 400 free; Brandon Miller, age 15, in the 15 year boys 200 back, 400 free and 50 back; Ryan Moloney, age 17, in the 16 & over boys 1500 free and 400 free;  Pearl Schramm, age 11, in the 11 & under girls 200IM, 200 breast and 400 free; Nevena Solar in the 100 fly; Gabriella Szalkai in the 800 free, 100 fly, 200 fly and 100 free.

A number of swimmers came away with 100 per cent best times, Bailey Herbert, Reese Blunden, Sarah Buckingham, Bennett MacDonald and Quinn St Pierre.

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