Brandan Hagen was one of the Prince Rupert swimmers to compete at provincials.

Swimming provincials attract Prince Rupert’s best

Members of the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids competed in the B.C. Long Course AAA Championships in Victoria.

Members of the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids competed in the B.C. Long Course AAA Championships in Victoria from July 3 to 6 and graduating swimmer Sarah McChesney had her best showing, making the top-eight in her first-ever provincial “A” final.

The university-bound athlete finished seventh in 100 freestyle and swam to a new western national qualifying time of 1:00.61 and reached another new qualifying time in 50 freestyle with 28.09.

“Sarah probably had her best provincials,” said PRASC head coach Chris Street.

“She was really swimming at a high level.”

Avery Movold (14) finished ninth in the 50 freestyle during the “B” final, achieved a new western national and age group qualifying time of 28.15, swam to a 10th-place finish in 100 backstroke, placed 15th in 200 backstroke and a placed 16th in 100 freestyle.

Emma Movold (11) showed her stuff with a 15th-place finish in 800 freestyle and had a new “AAA” time in the 100 backstroke; 1:25.00.

Brandan Hagen (16) took 15th in the 100 breaststroke “B” final while Rya Kish’s (11) best result was 16th in 100 breaststroke. Amy Leighton (13) finished 16th in the 100 breaststroke “B” final and achieved a new “AAA” time of 1:25.59.

Liam McChesney (12) scored 17th in 50 freestyle and had a new “AAA” time of 29.46.

Zach Dolan (12) finished 19th in the 1500 freestyle.

The Points North zone relay team consisting of Avery Movold, Leighton and Kleanza Cathers and Alivia Soares from Kitimat, notched a sixth-place finish in 200 freestyle and 400 medley and swam to eighth-place in 200 medley.

Avery Movold and Brandan Hagen now take to the pool in Winnipeg for the 2014 Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships from July 23-28.