January Swimmers of the Month
January 12, 2017
January 2017 Swimmers of the Month
These swimmers were chosen by our coaching staff on the basis of their attendance, attitude, effort and performance in the month of December. Congratulations, everyone!
National - Ashley Sennett. Ashley achieved a career milestone when she achieved her first-ever YMCA National cut in the 200 back at the Capital Classic. What made that swim particularly special was how much adversity she had to overcome to achieve it. Her meet hadn't gone as well as she would have liked to that point, but she stepped up on the last day in Raleigh to go her lifetime best time in the mile and after that got her 200 back cut. Way to go Ashley!
Varsity - Cameron St. Clair. Cameron has shown great work ethic and desire to improve since he moved up to Varsity. He has been striving to be a better athlete but also to become a better teammate. Cameron is always ready to attack every swim, and hopes to translate his hard work into fast swims at the upcoming January meet.
Gold - Max Ayers. Coming into the New Year Max Ayers has shown an amazing determination for being the best he can be. He is always asking questions about technique, so he can be better than he was the day before. Watching him swim in practice or at meets you can tell he is on the path to being a great swimmer. Even though he is not the oldest in the Gold group he steps up into a role of being a leader for his lane and making sure everyone is staying on task. Max's leadership and determination is why he is the Gold Groups Swimmer of the Month.
Silver - Ruby Duis. Over the past month, we had a small group of swimmers move up from bronze to silver. One of those swimmers was Ruby Duis! After overcoming sickness throughout the fall, Ruby has exceeded our expectations in making the switch from bronze to silver. We love Ruby’s good attitude and her passion for swimming, and we look forward to watching her continue to improve throughout the remainder of the season! Congratulations, Ruby! Keep up the good work!
Bronze - Sarah Warren: Watching our bronze group swimmers improve over the past four months has been so enjoyable and rewarding! Sarah Warren has been with us since the beginning of the season and with every practice she has brought a fantastic attitude and desire to learn more about swimming. Sarah is such a natural in the pool! She does a phenomenal job of being on time, getting in the water and getting her warm up done, and listening to her coaches throughout the entire practice. Keep it up, Sarah!