This past weekend, June 21 to 23, 11-year-old Nate Rogers represented the Inconnu swim club in Chilliwack BC at the 2019 Summer Age Group Championships. Nate competed in seven events over the three-day swim meet.
"Nate has a great attitude when it comes to swimming and competing," Coach Norah Vogan said. "He was so positive and excited to be there!"
Rogers competed against other 11-year-old boys from all over the province.
"It's a great opportunity for our swimmers to watch how others race and compete. The more racing the better," Vogan said.
Rogers had an incredibly successful weekend, achieving best times in all seven of his events. Rogers also made his provincial qualifying time in his 200m IM for next year.
"He had his qualifying time for being 11 years old, but Nate is about to turn 12, which means his qualifying time gets faster," said Vogan. "For our younger swimmers to qualify for provincials they must have the 200m IM qualifying time and one other event. Nate has a lot of opportunities to get his second qualifying event before provincials in February 2020."
— Norah Vogan