Inconnu swimmers achieve personal bests at AA Provincials

The Inconnu swim teams head coach with L-R): Piper Finkensiep, Kiara Semeniuk, Cole Crook, Logan Schar, and Julien Kemp at AA provincials in Kamloops, June 24th - June 26th.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Five athletes from the Inconnu swim club were in Kamloops this past weekend at the LC Swim BC AA provincial championships.

Inconnu’s head coach Jason Brockman gave the swimmers a theme to reflect on each morning: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left,” and had the five swimmers reflecting each morning of the meet on how they were strong the day before.

Overall, 82% of the team achieved personal best times this past weekend, with Logan Schar and Julien Kemp recording personal bests in all of the events they entered into. Cole Crook managed to shave over 12 seconds off of his 100 metre backstroke time.

2 of the 5 athletes placed within the top 8 in the prelims to compete in the “A” final, while two other athletes placed within the top 16 in prelims to compete in the “B” final in their events.

Four of the athletes improved on their Swim BC event standards. Cole Crook moved up to Swim BC “A” standard in the 100 metre backstroke, Piper Finkensiep acheived “AA” standard in the 200 m Individual Medley, Kiara Semeniuk moved up to “AA” standard in both the 100m and 200m backstroke, and 9 year-old Julien Kemp achieved “AAA” standard in the 50, 100, and 200 metre backstroke. Kemp also qualified to compete at the Swim BC “AAA” Provincial championships next season after setting two new club records in the boys’ 10 & under age group for both the 50m and 100m backstrokes, winning a bronze and silver medal in those respective events.

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