Competing in triathlon will be Tate Haugan, Alyssa Webster, and Emily Shaw, and taking part in competitive swimming are Mackenzie Ternier-Smith, Blake Alberding-Berge, Jayden Forster, and Jamie Jodoin.
The triathletes booked their ticket to Nanaimo based on their performances at the Fort St. John Triathlon last month.
For Haugan and Shaw it will be their first experience at the B.C. Summer Games, and both admit they are a bit nervous heading into the event.
The Inconnu athletes that qualified for competitive swimming needed to register a certain amount of FINA points which are awarded based on each individual’s swim times.
For coach Steve Sadownik it’s gratifying to see the efforts of the swimmers pay off given the rigorous training they go through.
“It’s very rewarding. The kids come in and the kind of lose track with the season being so long. They swim 200-250 practices over the year and it’s nice to see it finally come to fruition for them,” Sadownik said.
He’s confident the athletes will be able to show strongly on the provincial stage having faced some of the best swimmers from B.C.
“The swimmers here have competed at provincial levels already. I think most of them are looking forward to it. It’s a chance for them to swim their best races against the best kids in the province. Our kids from Fort St. John always seem to rise to the occasion,” Sadownik added.
The competition runs from July 17-20.