June 8, 2018
WGB Club Awards for 2017-2018 season
All of these awards have been chosen by the Coach or Coaches of that squad, and cover the period from June last year to May this year.
NOTE: for those swimmers that were not able to attend our year-end bbq to accept their awards in person, please visit the front desk area of Sport Yukon at 4061 - 4th Avenue Mon-Friday (8:30am-4:30 pm) to pick up your awards at your earliest convenience.
Teddy Bears - Coach Shereen Hill
Kelly Patrick Spirit Award: Most Enthusiastic: River Powell and William Sugden
Rookie of the Year - Awarded to a first-year swimmer with the greatest potential or improvement – chosen by the Head Coach in consultation with the other coaches - Victoria Watson
Cubs: Coaches Taylor Harvey & Rebecca Koser
Cubs 1 Most Improved marked improvement in swimming ability and attitude - Emma Geier
Cubs 1 Leadership - Ella Germain
Cubs 2 Most Improved marked improvement in swimming ability and attitude - Hanna Ryan
Cubs 2 Leadership - John Chisholm
Teen squad: Coach Shereen Hill
Teen Most Improved - Kushi Brar
Teen Leadership - Naomi Dedon
Brown Bears - Coaches Matthew Blakesley & Julia Veidt
Brown Bears Most Improved marked imporvement in swimming abililty and attitude: Sophie Gendron
Brown Bears Leadership - Oliver Cull
Black Bears - Coach Malwina Bukszowana
Black Bears Most Improved – Breanna Faulkner
Black Bears Leadership – Lydia Brown
Polar Bears - Coaches Bronwyn Pasloski & Julia Veidt
Polar Bears Most Improved- Jayden Martsinkiw
Polar Bears Leadership – Alexa Mannen
Kodiaks - Coaches Malwina Bukszowana, Julia Veidt & Corey Bradbury
Kodiaks Most Improved- Thomas Gishler
Kodiaks Leadership- Amelia Ford
Silvertips - Coaches Malwina Bukszowana, Julia Veidt & Corey Bradbury
SilverTips Most Improved: Alex Petriw
SilverTips Leadership - Cassis Lindsay
Ryan Downing Award 200IM Improvement 2017-18: for most improvement in 200m IM for a male and a female. Recipients are determined based on times used from the Yukon Invitational Championship meet the year before to the Yukon Invitational Championship of the current year. This award is given in memory of Ryan Downing (former Whitehorse Glacier Bear) whose favorite event was the 200m IM.
Girls: Alexa Mannen: 3:47.40 in 2017 & 3:16.67 in 2018. An improvement of 30.73 seconds.
Boys: Thomas Gishler: 2:57.11 in 2017 & 2:41.47 in 2018. An improvement of 15.64 seconds.
WGB Swimmer of the Year: the male swimmer having attended the Canada Summer Games July 2017 and broke 6 long-course club records & placed 15th in 1500 m Free & 19th in 800 m Free- Alex Petriw
WGB Swimmer of the Year: the female swimmer having attended the Canada Summer Games July 2017 and placed 15th in 100 m Fly & 19th in 50 m Backstroke event finals - Hannah Kingscote
WGB Swimmer of the Year: the swimmer who attended the highest level of competition - Canadian National Age Group Championships July 2017- Rennes Lindsay
Grade 12 Graduate heading to a University Swim Team: Cassis Lindsay to McMaster University. Her photo makes our photo wall in the trophy cabinet at the CGC.