Inconnu’s elite see how they stack up against international competition

Five Inconnu Swim Club athletes competed at the Mel Zajac International swim meet in Vancouver at the end of May. Club records were set by Katelynn Hitchcock in the 15 and under women’s category in the 200 metre butterfly, and Cale Murdock shattered the club record in the 15 and under men’s grouping in the 400 metre freestyle by nine seconds.

Also having a strong performance was Ben Blackmon in the 200 metre breaststroke. He qualified for the finals in the event and came away with third place overall in the event.

According to an Inconnu release the meet provided an opportunity for a select few athletes, “to compete against some of the best athletes in the world, with a deep depth of fast competition as a mental rehearsal for what to expect racing at a calibre meet like this in the future when they are rested and tapered. The physical conditions they went into the meet was in an overloaded state where mental toughness and true grit were also tried and tested”

Next up on the local swimming scene is a meet at the North Peace Leisure Pool for the Fort St. John Stingrays June 13-14. As a result the pool will be closed those days for all regularly scheduled activities.