Chilliwack Spartan swimmers grab gold at provincial swim meet

The Swim B.C. Winter Provincial Championships were held March 7-10 in Kamloops.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club placed fifth overall at the Swim B.C. Winter Provincial Championships, which were held March 7-10 in Kamloops.

Five hundred of B.C.’s top 13-and-older athletes competed in a four day heats-and-finals style competition, with Spartan swimmers bringing home 15 medals.

Seventeen year old Myles Wheeler led the way with a double gold performance in the 16-and-over boy’s division. Wheeler won the 100 and 200 metre breaststrokes, adding silver in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 1500m freestyle.

In the same division, Logan Sparkes grabbed gold in the 1500m freestyle and silver in the 800m freestyle. He narrowly missed a third medal with a fourth place finish in the 400m distance.

Caden Hyde snagged silver in the 400m freestyle and finished fourth in the 50m and 100m freestyles and 100m backstroke.

Haley Klenk collected four medals in the 15-and-over girls division.

The Spartan star won the 100m backstroke, finished second in the 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke and bagged bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Anna Dumont-Belanger swam to silver in the 1500m free.

Emily De Jager placed second in the 800m free and fourth in the 1500m freetyle.

Sheigh Ann Gaudette pushed her way to fourth place finishes in the 100m and 200m breaststrokes.

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