Spartan swimmer grabs gold at Olympian meet

Chilliwack's Jessie Gibson continues to rake in the hardware, winning five more medals at a meet in Langley.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club attended the Langley Olympians Invitational swim meet April 11-13.

Jessie Gibson was a medal machine in the 15 and over girls division, winning four gold and a silver.

Gibson finished first in the 100 and 200 metre backstrokes, 100m fly and 400m freestyle.

She was second in the 400m individual medley and sixth in the 100m breaststroke.

Anna Dumont-Belanger swam in the 12 and under girls division, bagging bronze in the 200m individual medley.

Meghan Carmichael placed fourth in the same race.

Brook Kienas won a bronze medal in the 13-14 year old girls division, finishing third in the 100m freestyle. She was fifth in the 100m fly and sixth in the 200m freestyle.

In the same division, Kara Wismer finished fifth in the 100m backstroke and sixth in the 200m backstroke and IM.

Jean Leslie was seventh in the 50m backstroke.

On the boys’ side, Sean Deacon scored two medals in the 12 and under division.

Deacon snared silver in the 200m fly and bronze in the 1500m freestyle.

He was fourth in the 200m IM and seventh in the 50m fly, 50m backstroke and 100 and 400m freestyles.

Teammate Myles Wheeler won silver in the 200m IM, finishing sixth in the 400m IM and eighth in the 200m breaststroke.

Calvin Dumont-Belanger finished fifth in the 200m IM.

In the 13-14 year old boys division, Wyatt Hine finished fifth in the 400m IM

In the 15 and over boys division, Grayson Bukkos finished second in the 200m fly, fifth in the 200m freestyle, sixth in the 400m IM, seventh in the 100m freestyle and eighth in the 100m freestyle.

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