Abbotsford swimmer Brooklyn Gerber shows off her winnings from Victoria.

Abbotsford swimmer Brooklyn Gerber shows off her winnings from Victoria.

Abby swimmers succeed in Victoria

Several local swimmers bring home medals from provincial event

A handful of Abbotsford swimmers proved themselves against some of the province’s best in the pool.

The Swim BC AAA short course championships concluded on Sunday in Victoria, with several local swimmers taking home hardware.

Yale Secondary student Jessie Gibson cleaned up at the event, winning a total of six medals. Competing in the 16 and over female division, Gibson won golds in the 200 metre freestyle, the 100 m butterfly and the 200 m butterfly. She also picked up a silver in the 200 m backstroke, and bronze medals in the 100 m freestyle and the 100 m backstroke.

Next up for the 18-year-old is the Canadian Olympic trials in Toronto in April.

In the girls 11 and under division, Abbotsford’s Brooklyn Gerber also took home four individuals medals, earning silvers in the 50 m backstroke, the 100 m backstoke and the 200 m breaststroke. She also won bronze in the 50 m breaststroke.

Emily Dejager, competing in the same division as Gerber, won bronze in the 50 m butterfly and the 200 m butterfly. Dejager and Gerber also earned bronze with Abbotsford’s Tobin Smith in the 400 m individual medley relay.

Abbotsford’s Ryan Han also grabbed a bronze in the 12 and 13 boys division, placing third in the 200 m breaststroke.

The swimmers all compete for the Chilliwack Spartans swim club. For more information on the club, visit spartanswimclub.com.