Maple Ridge Secondary swim team battled their way to a win at the Fraser Valley Championship on Oct. 25.
The highlight of the meet was a brother-sister battle between Nicholas and Rebecca Todd.
In their first three races of the day each came in second and third places.
In her fourth and final race Rebecca, who is 15 and in Grade 10, won the 50metre butterfly.
"At that point I could see the determination in Nick's face" said MRSS coach Kier Miner. "He was not going to let his sister beat him in the standings."
Nick, who is 17 and in Grade 12, also placed first in the 50-metre butterfly.
Both Rebecca and Nicholas swim for the Haney Neptunes in the summer and their school team in the winter. They have been swimming since they were in elementary school, said Miner.
MRSS had a great showing with 18 athletes qualifying for the BC Championships which take place Nov. 16 in Richmond.
The 18 athletes are Bianca Constantin, Zac Osmond, Alex Aguilar, Kaelen Osmond, the Todd siblings, Mathew Halajian, Emily Halajian, Julia Cooke, Connor Heidama, Thomas Yeo, Yiwen Gu, Julia Rosec, Victoria Good, Julia Cielecka, Daniel Floyd, Kate McIntyre, and Aidan Elphick-Miner.
The MRSS team also won the senior boys Fraser Valley Championship for the fourth consecutive time, Miner said.