June Swimmers of the Month

Apologies for the late post! The month of June has been quite a busy one for all the coaches but that certainly doesn't take away the fact that some swimmers really stood out to them! Some of the biggest events that happened this month include Mel Zajac Invitational at UBC, LMR Championships, Tier I Championships, and our Year End Dolphins Party. Congratulations to the following swimmers for their amazing work in the month of June!

Age Group Blue - Nicholas Sawchyn

This past month Nicholas has improved a lot! Nicholas has come to nearly every single practice making progress every time. He comes with a clear head and a fantastic mind set to correct his strokes. Nicholas is a valuable member of our AGB family and is looked up to by his fellow teammates. Congratulations Nicholas!

Age Group Gold - Isabel Rapier & Jeremy Slinn

Isabel Rapier has done an incredible job in her training that helped push her to outstanding results. She has held one of the best attendances at practices and the brightest attitudes on deck. One of the biggest challenges she faced and conquered was attending two meets on the same weekend. She raced at LMR Champs on a Saturday afternoon, woke up at 6AM the next day (Sunday) to race an 800 Free in our home pool, and then went back to LMR Champs in Langley later that same day. Not only did she race in 1900m worth of events - ranging from 50 breast to 100 free to 200 Fly to 800 Free - within 48 hours, but achieved best times in all of them!! Her courage and strength is highly admirable and for that, she has earned the Swimmer of the Month award for June.

Jeremy Slinn also stood out in June when he attended his first Tier I meet in Kelowna! Even though it was his first time qualifying, he still achieved 100% best times. His drive and determination to race hard clearly showed that weekend, particular in the 200 IM where he raced side by side his teammate Dylan and actually broke the 3min barrier for the first time! He also had an amazing training month where he began to lead the lanes and improve his dryland activities, yet he still continued to be his goofy self that brings a smile on everyone’s faces! Great job Jeremy! You deserve the amazing results you got!

Provincial - Sassy Busby

Sassy Busby has had an incredible month of training and her results at LMR Champs clearly showed that. She has continued to work on her technique while also pushing not just herself but her teammates to get faster as well. She takes initiative to cheer for other members while they’re racing and is not afraid to face a challenge. In fact, there have been moments where she would train with National group and actually beat some of National swimmers in tough sets! As a result, she achieved 100% best times at LMR Champs including a 19” drop in the 100 fly!

National - Reghan Nobbs & Jean-Paul Low

The National swimmer of the month ended in a tie!  A tie between swim meet performances’ and work out performances’!

The female swimmer of the month for her work out performances in the month of June was Regan Nobbs.  Even though Regan has not always wanted to attend the work outs due to a stressful last month of school work load, she did!  Regan has texted me a couple of times this month stating she has been overwhelmed with her grade 11 work load and I have convinced her to attend all her scheduled work out.  Once in the water, Regan was able to focus on the job at hand and had some very solid work out performances this month.  More often than not leading the group with great swim and better than normal work out swims!!  Her focus and dedication to her work outs this month was duly noted and made for one happy coach!!  Keep up the good work Regan, we look forward to watching your Tier 11’s results!

The second male swimmer of the month was awarded to are JP Low.  JP celebrated his 13 birthday in April, during the VPSC meet, where he came out ready to swim to his potential!  JP has continued meet after meet, posting his best times and continuing his ……best time streak in all his races!!

JP has continued to improve in his long course and short course swim meets this season.  JP recently went to  the short course meet in Kelowna for Tier 1’s.  JP  posted almost 100% best times in every race he swam.  We look forward to his next meet where he will swim long course in a new age group.  Knowing JP he will embrace this new challenge and race these older boys to the best of his abilities,  Go JP Go!!