Silver strike for Spartan swimmers

Thirty local swimmers travelled to the Interior last weekend to compete in the Kamloops Classic Swim Meet.

Members of the Spartan Swim Club clashed with 29 teams and 490 athletes from across the province.

Carson Olafson was a standout in the 13-14 year old boys division. He earned silver in the 100 and 200m backstrokes and 200m freestyle, placing third in the 50, 100 and 200m flies, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

In the same division, Grayson Bukkos placed third in the 200m freestyle, fourth in the 100m freestyle, fifth in the 100m fly, sixth in the 200m individual medley and seventh in the 50m fly.

Ben Holwerda finished seventh in the 50m breaststroke with  Carson Loeppky placing eighth in the 50m breaststroke.

Jordan Torok had a good showing in the 15-and-over boys division, earning bronze in the 50 and 200m flies, 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

He placed fourth in the 400m individual medley and fifth in both the 200m backstroke and 100m fly.

In the same division, Justin Awrey finished sixth in the 50m breaststroke and eighth in the 100m breaststroke.

Colton Peterson splashed his way to fifth in the 50 and 100m breaststrokes, seventh in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 50m backstroke and freestyle.

Wyatt Hine (11-12 year old boys) raced his way to fifth in the 50m breaststroke and seventh in the 100m breaststroke.

On the girls side, Jessie Gibson (13-14 year old girls) finished second in the 100 and 200m flies, 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. She added a third place finish in the 200m breaststroke, a fourth in the 400m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m fly, and a fifth in the 400m individual medley.

Emily Henderson swam to third in the 50m fly and 100m freestyle, finishing fifth in the 100m fly. Robyn Courtemanche placed fifth in the 50m breaststroke.

Sydney Torok finished seventh in the 200m freestyle.

In the 15-and-over girls division, Kelsy Langille came eighth in the 200m fly and Alana See placed sixth in the 100m fly.

Get more information on the Spartans by phone at 604-858-SWIM or email spartans@spartanswimclub.com.

The club’s website can be found online at www.spartanswimclub.com.