Owen Lang, Julien Kemp and Alex McDonald Have Big Weekend at Winter Championship Swim Meet

Sandy McDonald
Feb 28, 2019

In Vancouver, Feb. 22 to 24, the Winter Age Group Championship swim meet was held for males 11-13 
years old and females 10-12 years old. Over 460 swimmers from all over BC participated. Our three 
Inconnu athletes — Owen Lang, Alexander McDonald, and Julien Kemp, all swam seven events each in 
the three day meet. All three boys improved their best times in almost every race they swam.

Alex McDonald had an amazing weekend and achieved five best times. This included a 9.2 second drop 
in his 200 breaststroke, 3.6 seconds off his 100 backstroke, and 4.4 seconds off his 100 
breaststroke.

Julien Kemp had a very successful weekend with six best times. Julien placed 15th overall in his 
100 backstroke and placed 13th in his 200 backstroke.

"In both backstroke races he shaved off big time! He has worked hard it and it showed this 
weekend," said Coach Norah Vogan.

Last, but not least, Owen Lang had some amazing swims this weekend. He found himself in the top 
eight in six of his seven swims. Owen was just shy of a bronze medal in two events, first in his 
100m butterfy and secondly in his 50m freestyle.

"Owen had a great race in his 100 fy and just missed out on third place by 0.2 seconds!" said 
Vogan.

Overall, the weekend was a huge success. The athletes not only placed best times but also executed 
their swims properly.

"Swimming isn't just about going up and down a black line. It's about strategy too and these 
Inconnu swimmers are definitely on their way to more great swims," Vogan said.

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