This past weekend, Owen Lang, Cameron Louie, Eric Louie, and Griffin Ternier-Smith from the Inconnu Swim Club competed at the Alberta Spring Championships in Edmonton. There were over 500 swimmers competing in the fast swim meet with many records set. All four swimmers competed in seven events and two relays each over the four-day event.
Owen Lang took home 3 medals; bronze in the 50m freestyle, and the 100m freestyle, plus silver in the 50m butterfly. Also, to his credit, he made the A finals (top 10) in every swim this weekend.
“Owen is a dedicated swimmer and works very hard. I’m happy he’s seeing these results because he deserves it,” Coach Norah Vogan said.
Cameron Louie also took home a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle. It was an exciting race where he was placed on the outside lane.
“In short races like the 50m freestyle, all you need is a lane to win,” said Vogan. “Cameron took his opportunity and finished strong. That’s called outside smoke.”
Eric Louie had a solid swim meet where he got another Western Swimming Canada qualifying time in the 100m butterfly; adding to his now four qualified races. He will be swimming in April at the Western Championships in Edmonton.
Griffin Ternier-Smith had a strong swim meet where he dropped more time in his 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and 400m freestyle.
“Griffin had tough competition! There are lots of nationally ranked swimmers in Alberta and they gave him good competition,” Vogan said.
In three weeks both Ternier-Smith and Louie will be competing in the elite Western Championships.
“This meet hosts all of Western Canada’s swimmers, 14 years and older, who have made the qualifying times.” said Vogan. “It’s going to be a fast swim meet.”
— Norah Vogan