2015 KAW Spring Banquet: An Evening of Celebration

Kingfish held its annual Spring Banquet on Friday, April 24, 2015 at White Lake Oaks Banquet Facility.  Nearly 200 Kingfish family members and swimmers sat down and enjoyed dinner, a year in pictures, the KAW photo booth, and finished the night off with some dancing! 


Most importantly, this night was the team’s opportunity to honor all KAW swimmers for their hard work and the parents and coaches for their continued support. 


Each year, the KAW swim team recognizes two swimmers for Swimmer of the Year honors.  Congratulations to the following swimmers on their special recognition awards:


2014-2015 SWIMMER




Amanda Thielen



Camden Murphy

Additionally, each 2015 High School Senior gives a senior speech and receives a special gift from the team.  This year’s speeches we poignant, humorous, and inspiring to all. Congratulations to all our 2015 KAW High School Seniors as they start the next phase of their education:

Maddie Wright - University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

Rebecca Arakelian - Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI

Amanda Thielen - Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw MI

Megan Stelpflug - Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH

Katelyn Killewald - Albion College, Albion MI

Sydney Thon –  Oakland University, Rochester Hills MI

Zachary Chen - Emory University, Atlanta GA

Christian Liddiard – Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Spencer Barlow – Brigham Young University, Provo UT

Dalton Pokely - Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw MI


For high school swimmers who plan to continue their swim career in college, please click HERE .


The team also honored (15) Kingfish swimmers for breaking team records and/or state records.  Team records and state/national age group records broken by KAW swimmers can be found on our team website under the News tab, or by clicking on the following link: KAW Team/State/National Records


Congratulations to all KAW swimmers for a fantastic swim year!