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Jessica Baccante-Modde

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Former Inconnu swimmer Cale Murdock will have to wait a little longer to swim for his shot at the Olympics. According to a release from Swim Ontario on April 7th, Swim Canada decided to postpone the meet in light of increasing health risks. On April 12th, Swim Ontario announced a rescheduled, modified version of the Olympic Trials at the end of May. According to Murdock, the tentative start date for Olympic Trials is May 22nd. Murdock is set to compete in the 200, 400, and...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Former Inconnu Swim Club member Cale Murdock is preparing to compete in another event at the Olympic Trials in April. The 23-year-old Murdock was set to compete in the 200 and 400-metre freestyle, but at the end of February, he learned that he would also race in the 800-metre freestyle. The Olympic Trials are scheduled for April 7th to 11th in Toronto. Murdock was selected as one of a limited number of participants, as COVID-19 regulations restrict the number of athletes that can compete. A maximum...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

No Stingrays means there is no longer a club in Fort St. John that’s part of the BCSSA. Though Rogers thinks there are benefits to both governing bodies, the different rules, age groups, and qualifying times between the two made it difficult to run both clubs. According to Rogers, Inconnu swimmers, especially older ones, regularly practice more than 10 hours per week in the winter, whereas BCSSA swimmers can only practice two hours a week during that same time. So that the kids who came over from the Inconnu didn’t...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Cale Murdock is one step closer to competing in the Olympics after qualifying for the Olympic Trials in Toronto, for the second time. The product of Fort St. John’s Inconnu Swim Club was one week away from competing in last year’s trials before it was cancelled due to the initial COVID-19 lockdown. A year later, he is set to do it all over again after finding new ways to stay fit. “The summer was tough to even keep up with training, knowing that there was...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

Provincial health regulations regarding sports and COVID-19 have changed many times throughout the past 11 months and have forced many clubs to constantly change how they are doing things. Though the pandemic has certainly affected this season and the sport of swimming, the Inconnu Swim Club has been able to stay on top of the restrictions all year. Competitive swim meets have been prohibited all season, but as the Inconnu is a youth club, it’s been able to stay open consistently. Swimmers have been participating in practices with no actual...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

Cale Murdock, who grew up swimming in Fort St. John, will be swimming for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team this April at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Cale Murdock, who grew up swimming in Fort St. John, will be swimming for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team this April at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Murdock will swim against 19 other athletes in the 200m and 400m freestyle disciplines at the trials, which take place April 7 to 11, 2021. Murdock is excited to finally...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

A former Fort St. John swimmer with the Inconnu Swim Club is headed to Toronto to take part in the Olympic Trials. To get a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team, Cale Murdock will race the country’s top 20 swimmers in the 200m and 400m Freestyle in April. The Olympic Trials were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Swim Canada limited entries in each event to follow public health orders. According to a Williams Lake Blue Fins Facebook post, Murdock was known as a potential invitee...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

The Inconnu Swim Club made a splash, literally, when they jumped back into the North Peace Leisure Pool last week for the first time since March. The pool reopened on September 19, with practices beginning September 21. The Inconnu Swim Club made a splash, literally, when they jumped back into the North Peace Leisure Pool last week for the first time since March. The pool reopened on September 19, with practices beginning September 21. In some ways, practices look exactly the same, and in others, they are incredibly different. Swimmers...

Jessica Baccante-Modde

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,"...