FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Despite having one of the smallest teams at the 2022 Northern Lights Swim Meet, Fort St. John Inconnu had seven athletes medal and 16 place within the top ten.

Out of 300 competitors, among ten teams at the meet in Grande Praire, 28 represented the Energetic City this past weekend.

The seven athletes that earned podium finishes, brought home a total of 21 medals.

“Results aside, it was a great experience and opportunity for many swimmers. For many across the team, they were competing in long course events they may have never done before,” said the local swim club in a release.

“With the addition of multiple teams from Edmonton, it gave the swimmers a new experience as their competitors were more varied than usual.”

The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club has invited teams in the region to compete at the North Peace Leisure Pool for the Spring Sprint Cup on May 21st and 22nd.

Some of the swimmers will be heading to Edmonton to compete in the Silver Rays Invitational from June 3rd to 5th following the home meet.

Another portion of the team will be headed to Calgary in June for the Cascade Swimming International.

2022 Northern Lights Swim Meet results:

Podiums

  • David Brand
    • Silver in 50 breast and bronze in 100 breast for 9 and under
  • Ryder Modde
    • Silver 50 breast, silver 200 individual medley, gold 200 breast, silver 100 back for 12 to 13
  • Mason Stirling
    • Bronze 50 breast, bronze 100 breast, gold 200 breast for 14 and older
  • Ethan Scoullar
    • Silver 100 free, gold 50 free for 14 and over
  • Kieran Rogers
    • Bronze 200 individual medley, silver 100 breast for 12 to 13
  • Julien Kemp
    • Silver 200 individual medley, gold 800 free, bronze 200 back, gold 400 free, gold 400 individual medley, and bronze 1500 free -for 14 and older
  • Nate Rogers
    • Bronze 200 individual medley, and silver – 800 free for 14 and older

Top 10 Finishes

  • David Brand – 50/100 free, 50/100 breast, 50/100 back, 50 fly
  • Brice Bellamy – 50 free
  • Emma Brand – 200 breast
  • Evelyn Greenwood – 50 fly
  • Julien Kemp – 100/400/800/1500 free, 200 back, 50 breast, 200/400 individual medley
  • Viggo Pedersen – 200/400/800 free, 50/100 breast, 50 fly, 200 individual medley
  • Rylan Pomeroy – 50 free, 50/100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, 200individual medley
  • Marshall Powers – 100 back
  • Kieran Rogers – 100/400 free, 50/100 back, 50/100 breast, 200 individual medley
  • Nate Rogers – 100/400/800 free, 50 breast, 100 fly, 200 individual medley
  • Ethan Scoullar – 50/100/200 free, 50/100 back, 50 breast, 100 fly, 200 individual medley
  • Elias Stirling – 200 free, 50 back, 50/100/200 breast
  • Mason Stirling – 100/200/400 free, 100 back, 50/100/200 breast, 200 individual medley
  • Mya Waberski – 50 free
  • Willow Waberski – 50 back

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Tre Lopushinsky is the News Director at Energeticcity.ca, and a NAIT broadcasting graduate. His love for local journalism started in Lloydminster, where he realized the importance of covering issues/topics for smaller municipalities. He is also the co-host of Before The Peace, highlighting Indigenous voices in the North Peace. In his off time, Tre is yelling at his tv while watching pro wrestling, MMA, and basketball.