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Jessica Baccante

When the 2020-21 Inconnu Swim Club season begins on Monday, September 21, it will be under the direction of new head coach Josh Sorensen. Sorensen joins the club from Lethbridge, where he wad assistant coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for five years following a stint swimming for the team in university. "I'm excited to be here. The club has had success in the past and I want to continue to build on what they've accomplished," Sorensen said. Sorensen has some familiarity with the Inconnu club already, as he...

Jessica Baccante

Last season was anything but normal for the Inconnu Swim Club, with many national and provincial swim meets cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the shortened campaign and lingering uncertainty, the club plans to dive into the upcoming 2020-21 season by the end of September. "We are super eager to go ahead with the pool, a lot of kids have been dying to get swimming, and we're working on a schedule and registration so we can begin in September," said Inconnu President Jen Louie. Swim B.C. has released its...

Jessica Baccante

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On February 29-March 1, Inconnu Swim Team travelled to Grande Praire, AB to compete in the Piranha’s annual Winterfest Long Course Swim Meet. We had 25 FSJ Inconnu athletes entered in the meet. This meet marked Inconnu’s first Long Course (Olympic Length) competition of 2020. One length of the pool is 50m and allows for longer continual swimming without having to turn on the wall as often as with Short Course (25m length) competitions. It’s generally a little bit harder than Short Course and was...

Jessica Baccante

Three athletes from Inconnu Swim Club represented Fort St John at the 2020 Winter Age Group Provincial Championships in Vancouver this past weekend. Julien Kemp, Grayson Louie, and Nate Rogers competed in the three-day swim meet which saw almost 300 swimmers from B.C. compete. Kemp and Rogers recorded best times in all seven of their races. Grayson Louie, who has been battling shoulder issues for the past two months, achieved two best times, and was very close to best times in his other five. "These boys couldn’t have done a...

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...