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 spartans@spartanswimclub.com or click online to spartanswimclub.com.

Just Posted

Chilliwack Chiefs erase three goal deficit in overtime win

Down 3-0 to the Cowichan Capitals, the Chiefs came back to win 4-3 in the BCHL Showcase match.

Chilliwack man feeling helpless about puppy stolen while at church

Evidence of neighbour trespassing and accusing him of dog neglect not enough for RCMP

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack man has been found

Chilliwack RCMP is thanking the public for keeping an eye out

UPDATED: Chilliwack councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read