Langley LC Invite Review

Great swimming at the Langley Long Course Invitational this past weekend from our 25 swimmers in attendance. It was our first long course meet of the season and our swimmers really rose to the challenge, we were consistently racing to win heats and dropping a lot of time off our long course times from last year.

Aidan was very impressive racing to two more Western Canadian Championships time standards in both the 200m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle. Aidan will now have five events at the meet. Morgan also raced to a Western Canadian Championships time standard in her 50m Freestyle adding a second event to her meet schedule.

Natalie had a fantastic 50m Freestyle, racing to her first AAA time standard! Natalie is now also fully qualified for SwimBC AA Championships thanks to her great 100m Freestyle. Laura also qualified for AA Championships for the first time with qualifying swims in her 50m and 100m Freestyle events. It is great to get these qualifying times out of the way early in the long course season so that swimmers know what meets they will be focusing on at the end of the year!

A few more highlights:
10 swimmers raced to 100% best long course times at the meet!
12 new team records by Jessica, Morgan, Quincy and Aidan!
Tessa, Emily and Natalie were all racing at a long course meet for the first time!
Lucas and Kourosh just missed their AA Championships times standards!
Quincy had a great 400m Individual Medley, adding her 8th AAA event!
Jessica also had a big drop in her 400m Individual Medley just missing her AAA time!

We now will focus on training for the next few weeks except for our six swimmers heading to Western Canadian Championships – Good Luck to Morgan, Quincy, Avery, Sophie, Jessica and Aidan! Lots of meets coming up in May with West Coast Open May 13-14 in Richmond and Whistler May 27-28, qualified swimmers will also be racing at Edmonton Keyano Invitatational May 5-7 and Hyack in New Westminster May 19-21. Any questions please check our website!

100% Best Times
Sidney Clement, Josh DeCoteau, Keala Haigh, Meghan Haigh, Emily Jones, Laura Leeson, Alayna Michieli, Lucas Ouellette, Kourosh Shahbazi, Natalie Yu

>66% Best Times
Quincy Bender, Jade Clement, Thomas Dignum, Cami Hill, Grace Robertson, Aidan Smith

New Team Records
11-12 Girls
100m Butterfly – 1:18.26 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:18.88 2017)
200m Individual Medley – 2:41.20 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 2:43.98 2017)
400m Individual Medley – 5:47.82 – Jessica Strong (was Sidney Clement 6:10.95 2016)
13-14 Girls
50m Freestyle – 28.60 – Morgan Bender (was Quincy Bender 28.82 2017)
400m Freestyle – 4:53.46 – Morgan Bender (was Sophie Smith 5:19.00 2016)
100m Backstroke – 1:15.79 – Morgan Bender (was Carly Kagna 1:16.02 2013)
400m Individual Medley – 5:40.69 – Quincy Bender (was Georgina Philpotts 5:49.59 2011)
13-14 Boys
200m Freestyle – 2:07.88 – Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 2:10.07 2016)
400m Freestyle – 4:39.17 – Aidan Smith (was Colby Evans 4:40.22 2011)
200m Backstroke – 2:25.10 – Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 2:28.77 2016)
200m Breaststroke – 2:53.85 – Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 2:59.83 2016)
200m Individual Medley – 2:30.90 – Aidan Smith (was Colby Evens 2:31.01 2011)

New Time Standards

Western Canadian Championships
Morgan Bender – 50m Freestyle
Aidan Smith – 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke

AAA Provincial Championships
Quincy Bender – 400m Individual Medley
Sidney Clement – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley  
Natalie Yu – 50m Freestyle

AA Provincial Championships
Durban Ball – 100m Backstroke
Josh DeCoteau – 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Laura Leeson – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle (first time qualifier!)
Aidan Smith – 200m Breaststroke
Jessica Strong – 400m Individual Medley
Natalie Yu – 100m Freestyle (first time qualifier!)

A Provincial Times
Jade Clement – 100m Backstroke
Josh DeCoteau – 200m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke
Thomas Dignum – 100m Backstroke
Keala Haigh – 100m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Cami Hill – 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Emily Jones – 50m Freestyle
Laura Leeson – 200m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle
Lucas Ouellette – 200m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke
Grace Robertson – 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke
Kourosh Shahbazi – 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Sophie Smith – 100m Backstroke
Tyler Winsborrow – 50m Freestyle
Natalie Yu – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle