Prince Rupert Rapids hosting first meet of the season

The Prince Rupert Rapids Swim Club will host its first meet of the 2013/2014 season.

The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre will be a busy place this weekend as the Prince Rupert Rapids Swim Club will host its first meet of the 2013/2014 season.

The Rapids will be taking to the pool against teams from Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, Williams Lake and Prince George, and head coach Chris Street said he has high hopes for the year ahead.

“I’m very optimistic about the season. We have a really talented group of kids, particularly at the top of the club. We also have some new swimmers that have joined and are really promising,” he said.

“It should be a good year.”

Street said this year’s registration is neither noticeably up or down from years past, but said he isn’t concerned about that.

“I’m are happy with where we are at,” he said.