Jeff Fortin competes in the 50-metre butterfly during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack Masters swim to top spots in March Madness meet

Adult swimmers from Chilliwack bring in several first- and second-place wins at weekend swim meet

The Chilliwack Masters Swim Club hosted their annual March Madness meet last weekend at the Landing Leisure Centre, welcoming nearly 120 swimmers from across B.C., Alberta and Washington State.

Seven locals, ranging in age from 18 to 71, collected 28 individual and one team medal.

Meghan Carmichael was first in the 50 and 200 metre freestyles, 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley.

Jeff Fortin grabbed gold in the 25 and 50m flies, 25m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Neil Reeder swam to top spot in the 25, 50 and 100m breaststrokes and 50m freestyle.

Kayt Hine won the 50 and 100m backstrokes and 50m freestyle, finishing second in the 100m freestyle.

Mark Langer was first in the 100 and 200m breaststrokes and 50m fly, scoring silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Paula Quick led the way in the 100m freestyle, finishing second in the 25m fly, 25m breaststroke and 25m backstroke.

Hebrina McInroy was first in the 50m breaststroke, second in the 25m fly and 200m individual medley and third in the 50m freestyle.

Quick, Reeder, Hine and Langer teamed up to finish second in the mixed 200m freestyle relay and fourth in the mixed 200m medley relay.

Quick, McInroy, Hine and Carmichael finished fourth in the women’s 200m freestyle relay.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club lent a hand at the meet, allowing the use of their equipment and providing volunteers to work as timers, meet officials, stroke and turn judges and more.

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Neil Reeder competes in the 25-metre breaststroke during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Jeff Fortin competes in the 50-metre butterfly during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Hebrina McInroy competes in the 200-metre IM during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Hebrina McInroy competes in the 200-metre IM during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Paula Quick competes in the 25-metre breaststroke during the Chilliwack Masters Swim Club’s March Madness Swim Meet at the Landing Leisure Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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