Chilliwack native Colton Peterson will compete at the NCAA level next season as he joins the Simon Fraser University mens’ swim team.

Chilliwack native Colton Peterson will compete at the NCAA level next season as he joins the Simon Fraser University mens’ swim team.

Peterson to swim with SFU

The second Spartan to commit to a university swim team this spring, Colton Peterson is signing on at Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University swimming and diving head coach Liam Donnelly unveiled his 2015 mens’ recruiting class Wednesday, welcoming a Chilliwack Spartan into the fold.

Nineteen year old Colton Peterson has committed to the Clansmen, capping off a stellar season.

“Colton has been a fantastic addition to our team over the last eight years,” said his Spartan coach, Justin Daly. “He has provided us with endless enthusiasm, energy and comedy. I wish him all the success he deserves in the future and I am proud to have coached him all these years.”

At the Canadian World Championship trials, Peterson finished 22nd in the 200m long-course individual medley.

Peterson and fellow recruits Pablo Beltran Martinez (Valencia, Spain) and Mackenzie Hamill (Oakville, ON) bolster a mens’ program that competes at the NCAA level.

“We have a strong incoming freshman class and I expect several of our newcomers will qualify, compete and score at the NCAA championships,” said Donnelly. “It will be an exciting start in September.”