Abbotsford swimmers excel in Langley

AOSC members earn top-ten finishes at intra-club meet

The Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club ended 2018 on a high note, with several local athletes excelling at the Langley and Abbotsford Olympians Intra-Club Meet in Walnut Grove on Dec. 15.

Approximately 100 swimmers took to the waters, and 10-year-old Jay Sidhu was the top local finisher with a fourth-place finish in the mixed 10-and-under 100 metres individual medley. Sidhu posted a personal best time of 2:08.6 in the race, and also finished fifth in the 10-and-under mixed 50m freestyle with a time of 44.96 seconds.

Abbotsford’s Asiah Demsky (14) also had a pair of top 10 finishes, placing sixth in the mixed 11-and- over 200m individual (3:15.53) and sixth in the mixed 11-and-over 200m freestyle (2:57.64).

AOSC competitor Sarah Wooffinden (13) earned ninth-place finishes in both the mixed 11-and-over 200m individual medley (3:15.53) and the mixed 11-and-over 200m freestyle (2:57.64).

Other swimmers finishing in the top 10 were: Isha Sharma (10th, mixed 11-and-over 200m individual medley) and Mia Gill (10th, mixed 11-and- over 200m freestyle).

AOSC swimmers Gwen Barker and William Nixon also competed at the event, earning several personal-best times.

The club, which holds practices at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, also announced that, starting in January, it will be offering a 30 per cent discount on membership and fundraising fees. AOSC also offers a free two-week trail for all new swimmers. Also new for 2019 is a new 10-years- and-under program for children who love the water and want to learn more about swimming.

Registration for the AOSC is ongoing. Call 604-825-1856 for more information or visit abbotsfordolympians.com.

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