Gibson bags bronze at international meet

Chilliwack swimmer Jessie Gibson battled Canada's and the world's best to finish third in the 200 metre butterfly.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club sent five athletes to the 2015 Mel Zajac swim meet, held May 22-24 on the University of British Columbia campus.

This was an international swim meet featuring top swimmers from Canada and around the world.

The Spartans were led by 17 year old Jessie Gibson, who earned top eight finishes in four of her events.

Gibson was third in the 200 metre butterfly with a time of 2:18.88. She placed sixth in the 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle.

Carson Olafson, who recently committed to  UBC for next season, placed sixth in the 100m freestyle and seventh in the 50m butterfly. Colton Peterson, who will swim for the Simon Fraser University Clansmen next season, placed fourth in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 30.01.

Also representing the Spartans were 15 year olds Wyatt Hine and Brooke Kienas.

The Spartans are a year-round competitive club featuring more than 170 swimmers from around the Fraser Valley.

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