Silver for Spartan at age group nationals

Chilliwack's Carson Olafson earned silver medals in two races at the age group swim nationals in Montreal.

A pair of Chilliwack Spartan swimmers competed in age group nationals, tackling Canada’s best at a swim meet held July 24-28 in Montreal.

The top 900 eighteen-and-under athletes competed.

Sixteen year old Carson Olafson collected two silver medals, finishing second in the 50 metre butterfly and 200m backstroke. He narrowly missed the podium in the 100m backstroke, finishing fourth. Olafson was eighth in the 50m butterfly and 10th in the 100m butterfly.

Jessie Gibson competed in the 15-year-old girls division, earning her best showing with a fourth place finish in the 200m butterfly.

She placed 10th in the 100m butterfly.

Registration for the fall season is Aug. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Cheam Leisure Centre.

For Spartan info, call 605-858-7946 (SWIM), email or click online to

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