Swimmer of the year
Matamata’s Matthew Stanley’s outstanding achievements were honoured on Thursday, May 17, at the Swimming Waikato Annual Awards Dinner 2012 at Novotel Tainui in Hamilton.
Stanley, received the Swimmer of Year award for his accomplishments in the 2011- 12 season, including qualifying to represent New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Simon Perry was the MC for the night and guest speaker was Rob Waddell who gave some inspirational insights of an Olympic athlete.
The theme of the evening was the Olympic Games; different countries’ flags and placemats featuring Olympic and Waikato Stars made the evening a special one.
Two hundred members of the swimming family together with sponsors and supporters enjoyed the evening.