Avery Movold won silver in 50 freestyle and bronze in the 50 backstroke at the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Open in Edmonton last weekend.

Avery Movold won silver in 50 freestyle and bronze in the 50 backstroke at the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Open in Edmonton last weekend.

Movold hits the podium

Avery Movold (14) wins a silver and a bronze at the 2015 Western Canadian Open.

The year’s first national swimming medals are coming their way to the North Coast.

For Points North, it’s Avery Movold (14) who’s bringing the hardware to Prince Rupert. The young swimmer won a silver medal in 15-and-under girls 50 freestyle and a bronze in the 50 backstroke at the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Open last weekend in Edmonton.

Adding to her impressive podium finishes were two more top-10 placements. Movold grabbed fifth in 100 freestyle and sixth-place in 50 fly.

The young Rupertite then took 20th in the 200 freestyle and 40th in 1500 freestyle.

Sarah McChesney, a swimmer from Prince Rupert competing for Thompson Rivers University in the women’s 16-and-over category, took 28th, 34th, 34th and 51st respectively in 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle.

She also grabbed 42nd in 50 freestyle on the final day of competition.

Movold’s 50 free time of 27.15 makes her a Senior National qualifier.