Abbotsford’s Ishi Sharma competes at the novice meet in Langley earlier this month. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Olympians excel in Langley

Five local swimmers impress at novice meet

The Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club impressed earlier this month at the club’s monthly novice meet in Langley.

Five swimmers from AOSC attended competed at the event, which saw swimmers from clubs in Langley and Abbotsford hit the pool.

AOSC’s Ishi Sharma (12) attained the regional qualifying time in the 200 metres individual medley (four minutes), which allows her to move on to nationals. She placed fifth in that event, and also placed second in the 100m freestyle, fourth in the 50m breaststroke, fifth in the 50m freestyle, and seventh in the 50m butterfly.

Gwen Barker (11) went under two minutes for the first time in the 100m individual medley, shaving over 14 seconds off her personal best time and finishing first. This allows her to try for the regional qualifying time next time she participates in a meet. She also placed sixth in the 50m breast, and eighth in the 50m butterfly.

Ava Reynolds (10) placed eighth in the 100n individual medley, topping her best time by over seven seconds.

Jay Sidhu (11) placed tenth in the 200m individual medley, sixth in the 50m backstroke, fourth in the 50m freestyle and fifth in the 200m freestyle.

Amarra Sandhu (nine) placed 12th in the 100m individual medley, shaving over 12 seconds off the swimmer’s best time.

The next big event for the AOSC occurs on June 15.

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