December 2, 2017
Despite the persistent downpour and raging colds that have hit us this past month, our coaches have some athletes they would like to reward for being the most outstanding Swimmer of the Month in their respective groups. Congratulations to all swimmers named below and keep up the great work!
JD BLUE S1
month Natalie has been an amazing listener and has improved so much
this month, especially on her backstroke. It’s easy to tell
how much effort she puts into every practice! She’s a great
role model and even better to have in my group. Great work this
JD BLUE S2
This month Lila has been an amazing little swimmer to have in my group! Especially in the past couple of weeks, she’s show so much improvement in her technique and her kicking. Lila is great at listening and always put in the effort when we need her to! Great work Lila :)
JD BLUE S3
Fredrick this month has shown such improvement! He's constantly kicking as fast as he can and loves to encourage the others to join in. His freestyle is looking great and he's really working on that side glide! Good job buddy, keep up the good work.
JD BLUE S4
My JD blue swimmer of the month is Jonathan Chin!
Jonathan shows endless respect and kindness to his team mates at all times. Jonathan has progressed so well in his swimming, and I can tell that he is working hard from his focus during practice. Jonathan takes on a leadership role when he knows it is needed, he makes sure his team mates are in line at all times (it is a very admirable quality). Lastly, Jonathan never fails to put a smile on his team mates faces by cracking jokes and singing songs during practice . He is a pleasure to coach, Congratulations Jonathan.
JD GOLD S1
Brooklyn has taken tremendous strides this month in improving her swimming! A triumph for Brooklyn this month was perfectly her breastroke kick :) Amazing job Brooklyn and keep up the great work!
JD GOLD S2
3 months into the swim season and I’m so proud of the progress that Banksie has made, her stroke has come along nicely from the beginning of the season, and is only continuing to strengthen. She always has a cheery disposition around the pool and is always willing to help out with leading stretches and helping me write out a practice.
I look forward to the rest of the swim season with Banksie, hope to see her grow in the love of swimming and continue to show the improvement ices seen.
AGE GROUP BLUE
Miss Caitlyn who joined our Winskill Dolphin's this year has been a fantastic addition to our team! She has come ready to really work at her skills and get better in anyway she can. Caitlyn has not missed a single swim meet this year and just this past weekend took off over 20 seconds in her 200m freestyle! Congratulations Caitlyn and keep up the great work!
AGE GROUP GOLD
Jenna stood out to me this past month from not only her ambition towards swimming and racing, but also from the amount of discipline she has pushed on herself. Her openness to new challenges and determination to succeed has given her the results she deserved as she achieved, in this month alone, huge best times in all 100/200/400 events plus the 50 Free ! In fact, she has accomplished 100% Tier I times in all her events including the 200 fly and 400 IM. While continuing to support her teammates and cheering them on, Jenna has earned Swimmer of the Month for November! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
Despite being the only female athlete in the Provincial group, Sassy has made impressive progress this past month. She continues to be an open listener, always attentive to feedback and never, ever gives up. No matter how difficult something gets, she always picks herself up and keeps trying. Her undying efforts to improve her stroke and turns have helped her achieve best times in all her freestyle events at Bennett Cup including an 18” drop in the 400 Free - and she says she still has more in the tank! Let’s keep up the hard work, Sassy ! You’re doing great!
The November SOM for the National group is Calvin Slinn. Calvin continue to demonstrates a strong work ethic as well as continuing to make improvements at various short course swim meets he has attended thus far this season. Most recently, winning his age group at VPSC (winning a large bag of swim club equipment) and placing 1st in the country for the 1500 Free at Bennett Cup (14 year age group). During the prospect camp at Wayland facility, Calvin clearly demonstrated his strengths in the water, as he was the most consistent trainer during the two-day period. Calvin must continue to work on his technique making big changes for long term gains in his swimming career. Congratulations Calvin Slinn!