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Jessica Baccante

Eric Louie, a constant on the podium and in the record books for the Inconnu Swim Club the last three years, will make the jump to the university level, signing an agreement to swim for the University of Lethbridge this fall. Louie, a remarkably consistent and hardworking swimmer, is a longtime Inconnu member. He is the oldest of four brothers in the club, who could definitely follow in his footsteps in the coming years. “(Louie) is a good swimmer and very talented, always working hard at practice and willing to...

Jessica Baccante

In January, the Inconnu Swim Team participated in the 24th Annual Peace River Wahoos' Invitational. With representation from the team's practice groups, it offered a chance for all swimmers to compete and race. This yielded great results across the board and another chance for the swimmers to race. Frankie Woods and Soye Choi tied for second place overall in the 13-14 Girls age-group, with Soye Choi achieving 100% best times in seven races. Kieran Rogers was the top finisher for his 9-10 boys age-group, posting best times in six of...

Jessica Baccante

Longtime Inconnu Swim Club member Eric Louie signed an agreement last week to swim for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, starting in September, 2020. He recently won two medals at the 2019 J.P. Fiset Invitational, in Edmonton, on December 15. He also set a new Inconnu record in the 50m butterfly with a time of 25:50 seconds. Louie is the first Inconnu swimmer to commit to make the jump to University athletics this year. Former Inconnu swimmer Alex Hedges made the jump a year ago, and is currently enjoying a...

Jessica Baccante

The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club sent nine swimmers to compete in the 2019 Vivos J.P. Fiset Invitational. The meet hosted almost 300 swimmers, who competed at the Kinsmen centre in the heart of Edmonton over the four day event. The weekend was a great success for our athletes — Viggo Pedersen (13), Grayson Louie (13), Frankie Woods (12), Julien Kemp (13), Ethan Scoullar (13), Owen Lang (14), Alex McDonald (14), Cameron Louie (15), and Eric Louie (17) — who swam seven events each. Grayson Louie, Frankie Woods, and...

Jessica Baccante

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club will be at Safeway tomorrow, Sunday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., selling tickets for their Fall Raffle. This will be the last chance to buy these tickets at a convenient location. Inconnu has only 240 tickets left out of the printed 3,500. Tickets are just $5.00 each. The prizes up for grab includes: 1st Prize – 2 Return CMA Tickets + $500.00 Cash 2nd Prize – $1000.00 Cash 3rd Prize – $500.00 Cash All proceeds...

Jessica Baccante

The Inconnu Swim Club will have nine swimmers in Edmonton for the 2019 J.P. Fiset Swim Meet this weekend, December 12 to 15. For three of those swimmers — Viggo Pedersen, Frankie Woods and Grayson Louie — it will be their first time competing at the popular meets alongside their older teammates. The entire group of swimmers that’s going, which includes Cameron Louie, Owen Lang, Alex McDonald, Eric Louie, Frankie Woods, and Ethan Scoullar, is having a great first half of the swim season, and through two meets (Grande Prairie...

Jessica Baccante

The 2019-20 Inconnu Swim Club season is officially under way as 27 Inconnu swimmers attended the Fast Track Into Fall swim meet in Grande Prairie, November 2 and 3. 22 of the 23 returning swimmers all set best times, with three of them — Frankie Woods (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle), Grayson Louie (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle), Viggo Pederson (50m freestyle) — achieving qualified times for the J.P. Fiset Invitational Swim Meet in Edmonton, December 12 to 15. Owen Lang, Julien Kemp, Alexander McDonald, Eric Louie, and Cameron Louie...

Jessica Baccante

The Inconnu Swim Club will have a new leader this year — Curtis Robinson is joining the club as its new coach. “I'm a big proponent of technique where the swimmer is as efficient as possible, minimizing risk of injury,” says Robinson. “From there, making sure it's fun.” Born and raised in Northern California, the 35-year-old was asked by former teammate and outgoing Inconnu coach, Norah Vogan, if he'd consider making a move North. “For me, I think we all do this sport because it's fun,” Robinson said, describing his...

Sandy McDonald

This past weekend, June 21 to 23, 11-year-old Nate Rogers represented the Inconnu swim club in Chilliwack BC at the 2019 Summer Age Group Championships. Nate competed in seven events over the three-day swim meet. "Nate has a great attitude when it comes to swimming and competing," Coach Norah Vogan said. "He was so positive and excited to be there!" Rogers competed against other 11-year-old boys from all over the province. "It's a great opportunity for our swimmers to watch how others race and compete. The more racing the better,"...

Sandy McDonald

The Inconnu Swim Team held their annual awards wrap-up on June 13. This event is a celebration of the swim season for swimmers and their families, and recognizes their accomplishments throughout the season. The club would like to extend a special thank-you to Norah Vogan for her unwavering commitment to our club for the past season, we wouldn’t be here without you! We would like to also recognize our three long-time graduating swimmers: Alexandria Hedges, Jayden Forster and Jaime Jodoin. Our club will miss you and we wish you the...