Spartan swimmer heading to Singapore

An impressive showing in Toronto has Carson Olafson going to Asia for the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Chilliwack Spartan swimmer Carson Olafson has been selected to compete at the prestigious FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore.

The meet, for swimmers born 1997 or later, takes place August 14–30.

Olafson punched his ticket at the Canadian Trials, held last week in Toronto, with the Chilliwackian posting the 20th best time among all Canadians in the 100 metre freestyle.

He placed 13th in the 200m butterfly, 20th in the 400m freestyle, 21st in the 100m fly and 22nd in the 200m freestyle.

He was joined into Toronto by two Spartan teammates.

Jessie Gibson finished eighth in the womens’ 200m butterfly. She was 22nd in the 100m butterfly and 30th in the 200m freestyle.

Gibson has been selected to represent BC in the Western Canadian Games, taking place this summer in Fort McMurray, AB.

Colton Peterson finished 15th in the 200m individual medley, 16th in the 50m breaststroke and 31st in the 50m butterfly (when compared to other Canadian swimmers).

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