The Inconnu Swim Club is hosting their annual home swim meet this weekend — now named the Sadownik Memorial Swim Meet — in honour of Steve and Nicole Sadownik, former Inconnu coaches who passed away. Steve, a longtime coach with the club, died recently in June.
“Steve and Nicole were an integral part of our swimming family and the Fort St. John community,” said Inconnu Head Coach Norah Vogan. “Enough cannot be said about Steve and Nicole and how much they contributed to our swim club and to our community. They gave us a lot of their time and commitment. We want to honour them the best we can.”
The meet starts the evening of Friday, Nov. 30, and goes until Sunday, Dec.2. The club is expecting more than 100 swimmers from the Peace Region to attend, including 60 Inconnu swimmers.
Vogan said the meet is especially important for the beginner swimmers, as many of them will be participating in their first ever swim meet.
“I want the swimmers to have fun and swim fast. For those swimming at a meet for the first time, I want them to fall in love with racing,” Vogan said.
Most of the club’s older swimmers are focusing on the J.P. Fiset Swim Meet in Edmonton Dec. 13 to 16, where they will be trying to make qualifying times for provincials and nationals. With so much focus and training dedicated to that, Vogan said the older swimmers will be mixing it up this weekend and focusing on distances and disciplines they don’t normally compete in.
“It’s a lot of fun when you put your worst foot forward and step outside of your comfort zone. That’s how you become a better swimmer,” said Vogan.
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