Inconnu swimmers set numerous club records hosting swim meet

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club held their Winter Freeze Invitational meet last weekend.

Four other clubs from across the region came to town for the meet, which had swimmers of all ages and levels participating. This meet was a great opportunity for the athletes to either try new events for the first time, or be able to swim events that they would not usually swim.

Inconnu head coach Steve Carson says that for the first two and a half months of the season the team has been working with the swimmers on developing , improving and honing their techniques. Carson says that he was staggered both by the number of best times, and the amounts of time that those swimmers had taken off their previous marks. Julien Kemp, Cameron Louie, Alex Hedges, Tate Haugan, and the relay team of Kade Schwarz, Cameron Louie, Tytan Carson and Owen Lang all set new club records in a variety of events.

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Among the club records that were broken include:

Cameron Louie
100 metre Breaststroke – 1:17.01 breaking his own record of 1:21.63
50 metre Freestyle – 28.15 breaking his own record of 28.27
50 metre Butterfly – 29.96 Breaking Skyler Kerr’s 2011 record of 31.70
Julien Kemp
200 metre Backstroke – 2:55.68 Breaking Griffin Ternier-Smith’s 2013 record of 2:58.22
Tate Haugan
1500 metre Freestyle – 16:59.41 Breaking Ben Blackmon’s 2015 record of 17:03.90 First person in the club history to break 17 minutes.
Alexandria Hedges
200 metre Butterfly – 2:31.43 Breaking Sadie Mattson’s 2006 record of 2:40.36.
The boys aged 11-12 200 metre Medley Relay record was broken last month and broken again at our meet. The relay team of Kade Schwarz, Cameron Louie, Tytan Carson, and Owen Lang has a good chance to set the bar even higher next week in Edmonton

Many of the swimmers finished in the top three for aggregate points. Leading the way with gold medals were Kristana Semenuik, Julien Kemp, Jordyn Holloway, Eric Louie, and Jayden Forster.  Evan Nurse, Nate Rogers, Cameron Louie, Cole Crook, Alexandria Hedges, and Tate Haugan all finished with silver medals. Bronze medalists were Frankie Woods, Piper Finkensiep, Tytan Carson, and Rachel Dyck.

Carson added that the meet would not have been possible without the all of the volunteers and support from our sponsors.  The team extended thanks Booster Juice, Imax Enterprises, Pomeroy Hotel, Papa John’s, Subway, Dominos, The Butcher Block, Deb’s Accidental Art, and the Lang family for supporting the club and helping to make this a successful event.

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