The Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently held their annual Awards Banquet and AGM at the YLCC Camp in Orillia. Coaches recognize swimmers who show dedication, perseverance, commitment and respect over the season. Also club record certificates are distributed to those who set new records. This year there was thirty-seven new records set. Award winners were as follows:
Esprit de Corps: For the swimmer(s) who understands the importance of team spirit and shows it. Tosh A
Pool Spa Wavemaker Award: Brian Ross generously donates this award every year for the swimmer(s) who act as a team player, show perseverance, works hard in school and at practice, friendly attitude on and off the pool deck. This year the recipients of the Wavemaker award were Carly W and Nicolas R
Most Improved Male/Female Swimmers: Swimmers who have shown the greatest overall development in performance both at meets and practice, attitude, work ethic and maintained over 80 % attendance over the season.
Sr Novice: Jayden M, Meghan R
Bronze: Zachary M, Flora H
Silver: Caleb N, Holly M
Gold: Hughie E, Laura B
Awards of Merit: Swimmers who show dedication to the sport in terms of work ethic, positive attitude, attendance, contribution and performance at practices and meets.
–Sr Novice: Zack A, Becca M
-Bronze: Hayley F, Blythe W
–Silver: Owen R, Chloe S, Megan W
-Gold: Maggie S, Josie E
Meet performance award: The ability to get up and perform to the best of his/her ability every chance he gets, places within the top 8 at all competitions and has achieved Provincial and Age Group National times, Recipient was Matthew F.