Sports

South Surrey swimmer shatters record

Edwin Zhao - Contributed photo
Edwin Zhao
— image credit: Contributed photo

Pacific Sea Wolves swimmer Edwin Zhao is a new provincial record-holder, after smashing a pair of old marks in the pool at Richmond last weekend.

On Saturday, the second day of competition at the Richmond Fastswim meet, Zhao set a new 13/14-year-old B.C. record in the 1,500-m freestyle event with a time of 15 minutes, 52.7 seconds, crushing the old mark by more than 20 seconds.

On Sunday night, he set another new standard for his age group, this time in the 400-m freestyle. His time of 4:02.56 edged the old record by 0.3 seconds.

In addition to the provincial records, Zhao also set new Pacific Sea Wolves club records in the 100-, 200-, 400- and 1,500-m freestyle events.

Mason Lin, also in the 13/14 boys age division, also set a new PSW mark in both the 50- and 200-m breaststroke, while Darren Yuan, in the same division, set a new club standard in the 50-m butterfly.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hawks anxious for the Christmas break
 
Hawks happy with three points
 
Surrey boy, 3, struck and abandoned
Buena Vista Avenue closed after elderly pedestrian struck
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Report suggests radical solution to navy woes
CP Holiday Train Puts on a Great show in Agassiz
 
Surrey Eagles end losing streak with win over Powell River
 
Stretching out

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.