Swim sea­son ends

Awards ban­quet held to rec­og­nize achieve­ments

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front page - BY AN­DREA STRICKLAND

Port aux Basques Pi­ran­has cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence at an­nual year end ban­quet.

The Pi­ranha Swim team is cel­e­brat­ing an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Spe­cial award pre­sen­ta­tions for the 2017-18 sea­son in­clude:

Pre-com­pet­i­tive Swim­mer of the Year-Jack Strickland

Com­pet­i­tive Swim­mer of the Year- Sara George

Pre- com­pet­i­tive Coaches Award- Gra­cie Black­ler

Com­pet­i­tive Coaches AwardDy­lan Mac­Dougall

Most Im­proved Pre-com­pet­i­tiveIsaac Matthews

Most Im­proved Com­pet­i­tive -Bethany Wal­ters

Most Spir­ited Pre-com­pet­i­tiveChar­l­ize Lawrence

Most Spir­ited Com­pet­i­tiveJake Slaney

Most De­ter­mined Pre-com­pet­i­tive-Charles Ru­bia

Most De­ter­mined Com­pet­i­tive-Tyler Her­ritt.

Lead­er­ship Award-Ni­cholas Davis

Grad­u­at­ing Swim­mer Award for Out­stand­ing Ded­i­ca­tion and Com­mit­ment-Emily Graham.

Also, on June 3, Swim­ming NL and the Dr. H. Bliss Mur­phy Can­cer Care Foun­da­tion in­vited the top SFH prize win­ners to join them at the Can­cer Cen­tre for the 2018 SFH Awards.

Pi­ranha’s mem­ber Abi­gail Wil­lis re­ceived third place top per­sonal fundraiser for New­found­land and Labrador.


The Pi­ranha Swim team held its end of year ban­quet last month. Pic­tured are front row, from left, Abby LeRiche, Rachel Baker, Co­hen Cook, Bella Seaward, Abi­gail Wil­lis, Gra­cie Black­ler, Sara Strickland, Isaac Matthews; mid­dle row, Charles Ru­bia, Kyle Stuck­less, Liam O’Brien, Travis Mauger, Grif­fin Matthews, Sara George, Kai­ley Strickland, Heidi George, Kait­lyn Ket­tle, coach An­drea Strickland; back, Chad Gil­lam, Tyler Her­ritt, Jack Strickland, Dylan Mac­Dougall, Nick Davis, Jake Slaney, Emily Graham, Noelle Mac­Dougall, Bethany Wal­ters and coach Me­gan Meade.

Kai­ley Strickland (left) re­ceived the Most Ded­i­cated Swim­mer Award from Suzanne Drodge, SNL direc­tor of Swim­mer De­vel­op­ment.

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