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Langley LC Invitational Review

The Langley Long Course Invitational was our first long course meet of the season. For our young swimmers it was a great way to see how much their swimming has improved since they competed long course last season. The older swimmers had a great opportunity to race and see what they need to focus on for the next few weeks when we head into more long course competitions in May.

Sidney set three new club records, in the 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley! Sidney’s time of 5:36.73 in the 400m Individual Medley was under the Canadian Western Championships time standard for 13 year olds! She is not eligible to compete at the meet yet but is well on pace to have multiple events next year when she is old enough.

Our current 13 year old Western qualifier, Jessica, added her 9th event with a new time standard in the 200m Individual Medley! Jessica also lowered her club record in the event.

Tessa had a great swim in the 200m Breaststroke, swimming under her first SwimBC Tier I Provincial standard!

Addy swam in her first ever long course meet and did a great job also racing her first 200m Backstroke!

There were a lot of big drops at the meet with swimmers racing events for the first time in awhile. Here are a few of the biggest:
Meghan raced to best times in all of her events including a 26 second improvement in her 200m IM, 25 seconds in the 200m Freestyle, 12 seconds in the 100m Breaststroke and 9 seconds in the 100m Free!
Emily improved by 28 seconds in the 200m Freestyle and 17 seconds in the 100m Backstroke, she raced to best times in all of her events!
Tessa swam to a best time by 23 seconds in the 200m Freestyle, 18 seconds in her 200m IM, 11 seconds in both her 100m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle, with drops in all of her swims!
Keala took off 18 seconds in her 200m IM, 12 seconds in her 100m Backstroke, 11 seconds in the 200m Freestyle and had big improvements in all of her events!
Sidney dropped 25 seconds in her 400m Freestyle, 17 seconds in her 400m IM, 9 seconds in her 100m Butterfly and took off big amounts in all of her events!
Natalie took off 18 seconds in her 100m Butterfly and 12 seconds in her 200m Freestyle while swimming best times in every event!
Lucas swam under his best time in the 400m IM by 30 seconds!
Tyler had a 21 second drop in the 100m Breaststroke and just missed best times in all of his events!
Quincy took off 19 seconds in her 100m Breaststroke!
Thomas improved his 400m IM by 18 seconds!
Morgan dropped 6 seconds in her 100m Breaststroke!
Josh lowered his time by 6 seconds in the 400m Freestyle!

100% Best Times
Josh D, Addy G, Keala H, Meghan H, Tessa H, Emily J, Tiger L, Natalie Y

75+% Best Times
Tyler W

New Team Records
11-12 Girls
100m Butterfly – 1:12.90 – Sidney Clement (was Jessica Strong 1:13.43 2017)
200m Butterfly – 2:46.03 – Sidney Clement (was Sidney Clement 2:58.33 2017)
400m Individual Medley – 5:36.73 – Sidney Clement (was Jessica Strong 5:46.09 2017)
13-14 Girls
200m Individual Medley – 2:37.17 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 2:38.46 2018)

New Time Standards

SwimBC Tier I Championships
Keala Haigh                         50m Freestyle
Tessa Harris                        200m Breaststroke
Meghan Haigh                   100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley
Natalie Yu                            100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle

SwimBC Tier II Championships
Josh DeCoteau                  400m Freestyle

Canadian Western Championships
Jessica Strong                    200m Individual Medley