Thirteen Inconnu swimmers braved the snowy weather to take part in the Medical Northern Invitational swim meet in Prince George.
Inconnu assistant coach Steve Sadownik was pleased with how the kids did at the meet.
“Our kids get a chance to swim against new people, they don’t get to race those kids often,” he said of the competition, which included swimmers from Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, Quesnel, Chetwynd, Williams Lake, Fort St. John and Prince George.
The Inconnu contingency included athletes that were well-seasoned swimmers, as well as some newer faces to the club. Sadownik noted this particular meet is a good chance for the 10 and Under swimmers, including Matthew Amler, Sofie Pedersen, Viggo Pedersen, Rylan Pomeroy, and Nate Rogers, to experience competing in a larger facility.
The older swimmers had a good showing as well. Veteran swimmers Owen Lang and Alexandria Hedges took home the overall aggregate trophy for scoring the most points in their respective age groups. Hedges also took home the eliminator swim off prize for the top female IM swimmer at the meet, with Brittany Welsh taking home second place and Jayden Forster finishing fifth.
“I was really happy. They were going for best times, and it’s still relatively early in the season, so to be achieving best times for our national caliber swimmers is a good indication of things to come,” he said.
Up next for the Inconnu Swim Club is a meet in home waters, the annual Winter Freeze Invitational, taking place at the North Peace Leisure Pool from Dec. 2-4.