Six medals for Spartans at AAA Championships

Chilliwack Spartan swimmers collected six medals at the BC AAA Championships, held July 4-7 at UBC.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club sent seven swimmers to the BC AAA Championships, held July 4-7 on the University of British Columbia campus.

The Spartans combined for two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Jessie Gibson accounted for one gold in the 15-year-old girls division, winning the 100m fly. She scored silver in the 200m fly and freestyle, adding bronze in the 100m freestyle. Gibson finished fourth in the 200m individual medley, sixth in the 100m backstroke and eighth in the 50m freestyle.

Competing in the 16-and-over boys division, Colton Peterson grabbed gold in the 100m breaststroke. He was sixth in the 200m individual medley and eighth in the 400m individual medley.

In the same division, Carson Olafson battled to bronze in the 100m backstroke, finishing fifth in the 200m backstroke.

Eleven-year-old Myles Wheeler swam to seventh in the 400m freestyle.

Gibson and Olafson will head to Montreal soon for the Canadian Age Group Nationals, taking place July 24-28.

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