FORT ST. JOHN, BC- The North Peace Leisure Pool was a bustling place this past weekend as the Inconnu Swim Club hosted the 2018 Spring Splash Invitational.
The competition showcased athletes from the Peace Region area, mainly Fort St. John and Peace River. While the meet was the last short course competition of the season, the coming weeks will be becoming increasingly busier as the athletes prepare for larger meets.
Head coach of the Novice group, Brittany Welsh, stated that this was an excellent competition to put her young athlete’s skills to the test. Welsh’s group consists of athletes age five to ten and Welsh expressed they all have had phenomenal growth and improvement this past season.
“It makes me so proud to watch my swimmers improve so much”.
Welsh currently swims with the National Group consisting of athletes age fifteen to seventeen under Inconnu head coach Steve Carson. As she is in her final year of high school, Welsh has secured her spot on the University of Alberta Varsity Swim team and will be relocating to Edmonton to begin training and attending University in the early fall.
Alongside her teammates, many Inconnu athletes will be travelling to the Alberta Long Course Provincials in Edmonton, March 15th-18th. As well they will be off to Swimming Canada Westerns in Victoria April 12th-15th, followed by the BC Tier 2 Age Group Championships July 6th-8th in Victoria.