June 19, 2017
WGB Awards for 2016-2017 season
All of these awards have been chosen by the Coach or Coaches of that group, and cover the period from June last year to May this year.
Teddies - Coach DannicaNelson & Taylor Harvey
Kelly Patrick Spirit Award: Most Enthusiastic: John Chisholm and Roy Oborne
Rookie of the Year (Malwina) - Awarded to a first-year swimmer with the greatest potential or improvement – chosen by the Head Coach in consultation with the other coaches - Andrey Skofenko
Coach Malwina & Matthew Blakesley
Cubs A Most Improved marked improvement in swimming ability and attitude - Sarah Broesky
Cubs A Leadership - Lydia Brown
Cubs B Most Improved - Selene Brown and Owen Krikorian
Coach Taylor Harvey; Cubs C
Cubs C Most Improved - Lucy Aube-Peart
Cubs C Leadership - Ryan Sage
Coach Shereen Hill. Teen
Teen Most Improved - Ulysse Girard
Teen Leadership - Etienne Daigle-Comeau
Coach Kirsten Bradley; Black Bears
Black Bears Most Improved – Zoe Benitah
Black Bears Leadership – Alexa Mannen
Coach Kat Zrum; Polar Bears
Polar Bears Most Improved- Josh Zaidan
Polar Bears Leadership – Amelia Barrault
Coach Malwina Bukszowana; Kodiaks
Kodiaks Most Improved- Alex Petriw
Kodiaks Leadership- Emma Boyd
Coach Malwina Bukszowana; Silvertips
Silvertips Most Improved: Aidan Harvey
Ryan Downing Award 200IM Improvement 2016-17: for most improvement in 200m IM for a male and a female. Recipients are determined based on times used from the Yukon Invitational Championship meet the year before to the Yukon Invitational Championship of the current year. This award is given in memory of Ryan Downing (former Whitehorse Glacier Bear) whose favorite event was the 200m IM.
Brynna Lalonde: 2016 3:35.36 2017 3:13.67 An improvement of 21.69 seconds.
Thomas Bakica: 2016 2:42.56 2017 2:38.22 An improvement of 4:34 seconds.
WGB Swimmer of the Year: the swimmer who places the best at the highest level of competition. And with a 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th & 10th at the Canadian National Age Group Championships - Rennes Lindsay