The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club sent seven swimmers to Kamloops for B.C.’s AAA Short Course Provincial Championships.
The event proved to be platform for a breakout performance for Avery Movold (13). Avery came home with a pair of silver medals in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke and a trio of bronze medals in the 400 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay. She made three more finals, finishing fifth in the 50 free and 100 back and 8th in the 800 free. Avery added new 13-and-under Age Group National times in the 100 and 200 freestyles and set new PRASC 14-and-under club records in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes. It was one of the best individual performances, at a provincial championship, in PRASC club history.
Not to be overshadowed, Kai Leighton (11) came out of nowhere to win a bronze medal in the 11-and-under boys 50 freestyle with a time of 30.23. This was Kai’s first time qualifying for AAA provincials.
Sarah McChesney (17) made a pair of consolation finals. She finished 12th in the 400 freestyle and 15h in the 100 freestyle.
Rounding out the team Rya Kish (11) finished 12th in the 200 breaststroke and 16th in the 100 breaststroke. Jarred McMeekin (11) finished 13th in the 400 IM and 16th in the 100 breaststroke. Amy Leighton (12) topped out at the 24th in the 13-and-under girls 200 breaststroke and 800 freestyle. Liam McChesney (12) came 28th in the 13-and-under boys 100 backstroke.
PRASC joined with Kitimat, Smithers and Terrace to compete under the Points North banner. Points North’s 13-and-under girls teams featuring Kleanza Cathers and Alivia Soares from Kitimat, Cassandra Horning-Wandler from Smithers and Avery Movold and Amy Leighton from Prince Rupert finished in the top eight in all three of their relays. They won the bronze in the 800 freestyle, came fifth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 200 medley.
Overall Points North finished 24th in B.C.