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Jessica Baccante

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...