Inconnu swimmers sweep top five spots in skins event at first meet of season

This past weekend 28 Inconnu swimmers were in Grande Prairie for the Fast Track into Fall 2018 swim meet, the club's first of the year, from Nov. 2 to 4 at the Eastlink Pool. The athletes swam a total of 145 best times and took home multiple aggregate awards (top three in age category). They were: Ryder Modde, Julian Kemp, Owen Lang, Cameron Louie, Griffin Ternier-Smith, and Eric Louie.

Tegan Nielsen, 11 years old, had an amazing performance and showed heart in the 400m IM and 100m fly. Other notable swims came from Zara Schwarz, 11 years old, who swam an incredible 400m freestyle and Frankie Woods, also 11, who placed first in 200m freestyle.

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On Sunday, the swimmers took part in the fun skins event, an elimination race where the top 10 fastest 50m freestyle swimmers competed to see who was the fastest. One swimmer was eliminated each round, and Inconnu swept the top 5 places in the mens race: Owen Lang (fifth), Cameron Louie (fourth), Cole Crook (third), Griffin Ternier-Smith (second), and Eric Louie (first) swept the top spots for the Men’s Skins events. A proud moment for Inconnu!

This was our first swim meet of the year and I’m very happy with how well our swimmers performed. We will be moving forward in training and racing. Our next meet is in Fort St. John from November 30 to December 1st, so we have a short amount of time to practice for our home meet. I had so much fun this weekend and I look forward to seeing what the rest of the season can bring for us. I invite the community to come out and support the talented, hardworking swimmers.

— submitted by Inconnu head coach Norah Vogan

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