Gibson grabs gold at Speedo Swim Meet

Chilliwack Spartan swimmer Jessie Gibson won three medals at last weekend's Western Canada Championship in Edmonton.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club sent five of its top swimmers to the Speedo 2015 Western Canada Championship, held last weekend in Edmonton.

The Spartan contingent collected six medals and a number of top 10 finishes.

Jessie Gibson led the way in the 16 and over female category.

She came away with three medals, winning the 100 metre butterfly with a time of 1:02.2. She won silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 200m backstroke.

Gibson placed fourth in the 100 and 200 freestyles and sixth in the 50m backstroke.

The Spartans had three competing in the 17 and over male division.

Carson Olafson won bronze medals in the 100 and 200 freestyle events.

He placed fifth in the 400, 800 and 1500m freestyles and 50m backstroke.

He added an eighth place showing in the 200m backstroke.

Colton Peterson won silver in the 100m breaststroke. He placed fourth in the 50m breaststroke, fifth in the 50m butterfly, sixth in the 200m individual medley, seventh in the 50m freestyle and tenth in the 100m butterfly and 200m breaststroke.

In the last swim meet of his Spartan career, Grayson Bukkos competed in four events and placed tenth in the 200m butterfly.

Brooke Kienas swam in the 15-and-under female division. In her first Western Championship meet  she competed in the 50 and 100m freestyles and 100m butterfly.

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

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