PRASC wins regional championship

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids won the Rupert Square Mall and Tenant Invitational Swim Meet.

The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club hosted a spring meet this past weekend at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre. The Rapids won the hometown competition by over 100 points over second-place Kitimat.

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids won the Rupert Square Mall and Tenant Invitational Swim Meet this past weekend by just more than 100 points over Kitimat at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre.

“This secured our ninth straight regional championship,” said Rapids head coach Chris Street.

The intensity and energy was high in the pool and that definitely contributed to the strong result from the local swim club.

The athletes’ fundamentals, thanks to very solid coaching shone through this weekend, starting with Zachary Dolan who won the Gold Aggregate medal in the 14 and under boys division.

Amy Leighton won the Silver Aggregate medal in the 15 and over girls division.

Hannah Toye picked up the Bronze Aggregate medal in the 14 and under girls age bracket.

Jarred McMeekin took home the Silver Aggregate in the 14 and under boys category.

Isaac Mastroianni won the Gold Aggregate for the 12 and under boys category.

Isaac Dolan won the Bronze Aggregate for the 12 and under boys division.

Jakob Hall swam his way to the Gold Aggregate in the 10 and under boys category.

Malcolm Dolan picked up the Bronze Aggregate for the 10 and under boys age group.

Iona Riesen won the Gold Aggregate for the 10 and under girls division.

Coach Street added that, “Both Natalie DeMille and Liam Pikola made their second “AA” times to qualify for AA provincials in Kamloops later this month.”

What a great result for the individuals that took part.

Select swimmers next take to Kamloops to be a part of the BC AA Championships from June 24-26.

From July 7-10, the AAA+ BC Long Course is held in Victoria and from July 27-31 the time standard-based Canadian Age Group Championships will be held in Calgary. Many Rupertites have attended the event in the past and posted impressive times, including many personal bests and Olympic qualifying times