June 11, 2012
Amazing Turn out at the Hollyburn Hurricanes Awards BBQ
We were at over flow capacity on Sunday, June 3rd for our annual awards banquet – thank you to all the families who came out to applaud the successes of our swimmers this year. The sport of competitive swimming attracts a unique athlete – the hard work, mental toughness and extreme dedication required can only be achieved by a few. There is nothing more satisfying than reflecting on the year and truly appreciating how far each swimmer has come. We coaches are so proud of each of you, and so grateful for your families who support you! There are so many different jobs both big and small but of equal importance that need to be done through out the year; and many more things that are done every day that get overlooked; whether it’s lending a bathing suit or helping comfort another swimmer other than your own, taking one to the bathroom, helping with a bathing cap, or sometimes just a smile, these are the everyday things that help build a sense of stability, community and belonging to our team. The Hollyburn Hurricanes is a family within this great Country Club – I see the existing friendships and camaraderie between the parents growing along with the bonds between the swimmers and I feel a part of something amazing. An outstanding effort was put forth by all of you this year – congratulations! We look forward to another amazing season in September!
A huge thank you to our committee members who keep the Hurricanes running smoothly: Rhonda Kagna, Paul Hollands, Deb Cassidy, Doug Bell, Ian Robertson, Claire Simpkins, Jacqueline Heard and Cecile Caer.
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated items for our door prizes – no one went home empty handed! Thank you, as well, to John Hollands who was our official photographer at the event – beautiful pictures John!
Thank you to our Volunteer/Junior coaches and our swimmers who helped out at the swim meets: Katie Tikkenan, Ryan Chow, Katie Bell, Ali Bell, Natalie Lloyd, Carly Kagna, April Barnes and Natalie Reeves.
Have a great summer everyone! Don’t forget to get your Celebration of Swimming Gala tickets – invite all your friends!
The Hollyburn Hurricanes Coaching Staff