October 12, 2016
On Saturday night, October 1st, North Carolina Swimming held their annual Awards Banquet in honor of the 2015-2016 season. The event was held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville, NC.
Over 300 athletes, coaches and officials were present for the event. Olympic Gold medalist and NBC commentator Rowdy Gaines was the evening’s special guest, and moved the crowd through an inspirational speech centered on all that can be gained through the sport of swimming.
Two WNCY Piranhas were on hand to be recognized at the event:
Olivia Sutter was recognized for her qualification to the Open Water Zone Team, qualification to become an NC All Star and for posting a top-5 time for the state of North Carolina
Aj Johnson was recognized for his qualification to become an NC All Star, for posting a top-5 time for the state of North Carolina and for posting a top-10 time for the nation. Aj was also awarded the Andy Craver Determination Award, which was presented by our team Director, Kirk Hampleman.
We are extremely proud of Olivia and Aj for their accomplishments both in and out of the pool!