Spartan swimmers star with home-pool advantage

Jessica Gibson and Colton Peterson were big winners as the Chilliwack Spartan Swim Club hosted their own meet April 20-21.

Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club hosted their own meet April 20-21 at the Landing Leisure Centre, sending 30 local swimmers against 170 visiting athletes.

The Spartans did well.

Sean Deacon dominated the 10-and-under boys division with wins in the 100 and 200 metre flies, 100 and 800m freestyles and 200m backstroke.

Deacon added a third in the 200m individual medley and a fourth in the 50m freestyle.

In the same group, Calvin Dumont-Belanger swam to second in the 200m fly, third in the 200 and 400m freestyles and fourth in the 100m freestyle.

Logan Sparkes was  fourth in the 400m Freestyle, with Anton Stoeckly finishing fourth in the 200m breaststroke.

In the 11-12 year old girls division, Anna Dumont-Belanger was first in the 400m individual medley and second in both the 200m fly and 800m freestyle.

Kara Wismer placed second in the 100m backstroke and fourth in the 100m freestyle.

In the 11-12 year old boys division, Myles Wheeler powered to second in the 100m breaststroke and 800m freestyle, finishing third in the 200m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Jordan Hryciw racked up first place finishes in the 100m breaststroke and 400m individual medley, placing fourth in the 400 and 800m freestyles and 200m breaststroke.

Brook Kienas was first in the 50m freestyle, 100m fly and 200m backstroke. She placed second in the 100m backstroke, 200m fly and 200m individual medley, adding a third in the 800m freestyle. Nadia Strelioff was first in the 200m individual medley and breaststroke, finishing second in the 100m fly.

In the 13-14 year old boys division, Conrad Loeppky was second in the 200m breaststroke, third in the 100m fly and freestyle and 200m individual medley, and fourth in the 100m breaststroke.

Wyatt Hine placed third in the 100m breaststroke and fourth in the 100m fly. Carlos Encisco was fourth in the 200 and 400m individual medlies.

Jessie Gibson was Gibsonish in the 15-and-over girls division, adding another five first place finishes. She won the 200 and 400m individual medlies, 100m fly and 1500m freestyle. Gibson added seconds in the 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

Kila Hine placed first in the 200m fly and 800m freestyle. Sydney Torok was fourth in the 200m backstroke.

In the 15-and-over boys division, Colton Peterson was unstoppable.

Peterson won six races, taking the 50, 100, 200 and 1500m freestyles, 100m fly and 100m breaststroke. He added a second in the 200m individual medley.

Eduard Stanciu placed first in the 400m freestyle, second in the 200m backstroke, third in the 100m freestyle and fourth in the 200 and 1500m freestyles.

Carson Loeppky was third in the 100m breaststroke and fourth in the 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke.

Grayson Bukkos was first in the 200m fly, second in the 100m fly and 200 and 1500m freestyles and third in the 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle.

Justin Awrey won the 200m breaststroke, placed second in the 50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 200m fly, and finished fourth in the 100m backstroke.

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