Elite swimmers shine in Beaverton

Jessie Gibson and Carson Olafson cemented their status as two of Canada's best young swimmers, starring at an Oregon meet.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club sent four top swimmers to Beaverton, OR, Dec. 12-14 for an 18 and under invitational swim meet. This meet hosted top athletes from the United States, Canada and Germany.

Sixteen year old Spartan Jessie Gibson shone in her division, winning the 100 metre butterfly while posting the fourth fastest time among Canadian girls.

Gibson followed that with a second place finish in the 200m butterfly.

Her time was four seconds quicker than the fastest time posted by any 16 year old Canadian girl this season.

Gibson placed sixth in the 200m freestyle and eighth in the 200m backstroke.

On the boys side, Carson Olafson picked up silver medals in the 200 and 400m freestyles.

In both races, Olafson’s times were faster than any posted by a 17 year old Canadian boy this season.

Olafson also picked up bronze in the 50m butterfly, finishing fifth in the 100 and 1500m freestyles and eighth in the 100m backstroke.

Colton Peterson finished just off the podium, placing fourth in the 50 and 100m breaststrokes.

He was seventh in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 100 and 200m individual medleys.

Grayson Bukkos also swam in the meet.

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