The Prince Rupert Rapids swam to a fourth-placed finish in Penticton.

Rapids swim to 4th

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) athletes competed in the BC “AA” Provincial Championships in Penticton from Feb. 12 - 14.

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) athletes competed in the BC “AA” Provincial Championships in Penticton from Feb. 12 – 14.

The PRASC Rapids finished fourth in team scoring.

Individual Results included swimmer Zachary Dolan (14) finishing with best times in all nine of his races. He competed in the boys’ 14-15 age category with “AAA” times in the 1500 free (18:02.77) and 100 free (57.22).

Zach had top-eight finishes in 1500 free (fourth), 400 free (sixth), 200 back (sixth) and 50 back (seventh).

Amy Leighton (14) competed in the girs’ 14-15 age category with “AAA” times in the 800 free (9:44.96) and 400 free (4:42.70). Amy won the silver medal in both the 400 & 800 freestyle events. She finished in the top eight in 100 breast (fourth), 50 breast (fifth) and 200 breaststroke events (sixth).

Isaac Mastroianni (12) swam in the 12-13 age category with a “AAA” time in 1500 free (19:46.28). He won the silver medal in 1500 free and had top eight finishes in 400 free (sixth) and 400 IM (sixth). Hannah Toye (13) swam hard and finished 12th in the 50 back and 13th in the 200 backstroke.

Points North relays for the 14-and-under girls’ team included Amy Leighton, Hannah Toye, Leah DeSousa (Kitimat) and Charlotte Collier (Kitimat). They finished eighth in both the 200 medley and 200 free.

The Points North open boys’ team of Zach Dolan, Ethan Velho (Kitimat), Nolan Striker (Kitimat) and Renzo Zanardo (Terrace) won the bronze medal in the 200 free and finished 4th in the 200 medley.

Also, in late February, Rupertite Avery Movold, now swimming with the Prince George Barracudas, took part in the Speedo Western Canadian Open in Winnipeg. Movold came away with three bronze, two silver and one gold medal.