Langley Invitational Recap

Langley Long Course Invitational Meet Recap

Langley was an excellent start to the long course season as swimmers got used to racing in a 50m pool. The swimmers were entered with their best long course times from last year and really showed how much they have improved with a lot of big time drops. We only had one DQ during the entire meet and that was for some movement on the blocks. Our technique and skills continue to improve which is very important for long course swimming.

A few highlights from the meet:

Keala, Meghan and Alayna all raced in a long course pool for the first time!

Lucas raced to his first AAA time standard in the 200m Breaststroke!

Six new club records were set at the meet by Morgan, Quincy, Sidney and Durban! There are going to be a lot of updated records in the next few months!

Our next big meet is the Wavemaker in Victoria at the end of the month. It’s always a great team heats and finals meet where the younger swimmers get a good chance to race at night.


100% Best Times
Durban Ball, Quincy Bender, Jade Clement, Sidney Clement, Josh DeCoteau, Thomas Dignum, Isabelle Hadad, Keala Haigh, Meghan Haigh, Alayna Michieli, Lucas Ouellette, Grace Robertson, Kourosh Shahbazi, Sophie Smith

>75% Best Times
Morgan Bender, Cami Hill, Chris Ruus, Marisa Ruus

New Team Records
10&under Girls
200m Breaststroke – 3:23.04 – Sidney Clement (was 3:40.85 Brooke Cheng 2010)
100m Butterfly – 1:36.71 – Sidney Clement (was 1:41.81 Sidney Clement 2015)
12&under Girls
50m Freestyle – 30.27 – Morgan Bender (was 30.75 Morgan Bender 2015)
200m Freestyle – 2:27.19 – Morgan Bender (was 2:31.35 Morgan Bender 2015)
100m Butterfly – 1:24.93 – Quincy Bender (was 1:26.78 Quincy Bender 2015)
10&under Boys
200m Breaststroke – 3:38.75 – Durban Ball (was 3:48.48 Colby Evans 2007)

New Long Course Time Standards

AAA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 50m Freestyle
Lucas Ouellette – 200m Breaststroke
Chris Ruus – 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle
Aidan Smith – 200m Individual Medley
Sophie Smith – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke  

AA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 200m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke
Quincy Bender – 50m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Jade Clement – 200m Individual Medley
Thomas Dignum – 50m Freestyle
Lucas Ouellette – 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Chris Ruus – 100m Butterfly
Marisa Ruus – 100m Freestyle
Kourosh Shahbazi – 200m Individual Medley
Aidan Smith – 200m Breaststroke
Sophie Smith – 200m Individual Medley

A Provincial Times
Morgan Bender – 200m Breaststroke
Quincy Bender – 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke
Jade Clement – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Sidney Clement – 50m Freestyle
Josh DeCoteau – 50m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle
Thomas Dignum – 100m Butterfly
Keala Haigh – 50m Freestyle
Cami Hill – 100m Backstroke
Grace Robertson – 200m Individual Medley
Chris Ruus – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Marisa Ruus – 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke
Sophie Smith – 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle