Spartans bring back bronze from provincial meet

Three Chilliwack Spartan swimmers combined for five podium finishes at the BC AAA Championships in Kamloops.

The best of the best among Chilliwack Spartan swimmers traveled to Kamloops last weekend for the BC AAA Championships.

Six hundred of the top 18-and-under athletes competed.

Colton Peterson captured double bronze in the 16-and-over boys division, placing third in the 100 and 200 metre breaststrokes. He finished fourth in the 50m freestyle, fifth in the 1500m freestyle and sixth in both the 200 and 400m individual medleys.

In the same division, Carson Olafson earned bronze medals in the 100m and 400m freestyles. He was fourth in the 100m backstroke, fifth in the 100m fly and 200m backstroke and sixth in the 1500m freestyle.

Competing in the 11-and-under boys division, Sean Deacon battled to bronze in the 800m freestyle, finishing eighth in the 100 and 200m butterflies. Calvin Dumont-Belanger was seventh in the 200m butterfly.

Sixteen year old Jessie Gibson narrowly missed the podium in five races. Gibson finished fourth in the 100 and 200m freestyles, 100 and 200m flies and 200m individual medley. She was fifth in the 200m backstroke.