Inconnu Swim Club holds in-club meet ahead of first competition

The 2016/2017 Inconnu Swim Club. Photo by Jen Louie

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club is officially back in the pool for the 2016/2017 swim season, and held an in-house competition last weekend.

The club’s new head coach Steve Carson said that the swim meet went incredibly well. Carson takes over as head coach of the team after former head coach Jason Brockman fell ill. He said that despite the club having Carson as a new head coach, and having new junior coaches and volunteers, the meet went incredibly well.

The club’s novice swimmers aged 7 to 11 were the ones in competition last Saturday morning, swimming mixed events from 25 to 100 metres. Kingsley Klaus took first in the U8 25m Freestyle, while the 9-11 25m Freestyle saw Jessica Nelson place first. Both Klaus and Nelson knocked 10 seconds off their seeded best times.

Adam Grace placed first in the 9-11 age group 100m Individual Medley, while Dayton Carson was the fastest swimmer in the 9-11 group 100m Freestyle. Kristana Semeniuk placed first in the U8 100m Free.

Going into this weekend, Carson says that the club will be competing at their first competitive swim meet of the season in Grande Prairie. Carson says that while the swimmers are hoping to achieve fast times, he won’t be pushing them too hard, especially since the team has had to drive back and forth to Dawson Creek for practices. The reason: the North Peace Leisure Pool’s lap pool has been closed since early this week.

Full results can be found here:

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