Northern Lights swim results: Julien Kemp wins eight medals, Nate Rogers makes provincials

The Fort St. John Inconnu swimmers were in Grande Prairie May 3 to 5 for the Northern Lights Invitational. It was an amazing weekend packed with best times and team building for the 15 swimmers that attended.

A huge congratulations to Nate Rogers, 11, for becoming our newest qualifier for Swim B.C. Tier 1 Provincials! Nate has been pursuing this goal for months and finally his hard work has paid off. Nate is now going to attend Age Group Provincials in Chilliwack this June.

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Julien Kemp was a common name in the top two spots all weekend. Julien earned himself a medal in each of his eight events; four gold medals and four silver medals. Way to go, Julien!

McKinley Pomeroy, 8, had a very busy weekend! She swam eight, and made the finals in 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke where she took off 30 seconds or more in each of those events! She also brought home a silver and two bronze medals. Great job, McKinley!

Here are the other amazing accomplishments by our swimmers over the weekend:

- Viggo Pedersen taking home gold in his 800m freestyle
- Alex Daraselia taking off 44 seconds in his 200m breaststroke
- Christopher Kollar setting seven personal bests
- Ryder Modde taking home two silver medals: 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke
- Tegan Nielsen getting a personal best in her 50m freestyle and placing seventh
- Brooklyn Nurse took home a bronze medal in 50m breaststroke and also set a personal best in the 200m freestyle by 57 seconds
- Evan Nurse took home three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze
- Sire Oyedeji set seven personal bests, including 55 seconds off her 200 backstroke
- Rylan Pomeroy made six personal bests and didn't finish out of the top 10 in any of his events
- Finn Rogers came home with four bronze medals
- Frankie Woods came home with two bronze medals and five personal bests

Thank you to the wonderful hosts, Grande Prairie Piranha’s, for a great weekend! 

— Norah Vogan

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