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Club Awards

Swim-a-Thon Brad Boyd Trophy: Female – Rosalyn Tate (2019), Male – John Cluett (2019)

This trophy, named in honour of a long-time Assistant Age Group Coach, is awarded to the youngest swimmers who, during the swim-a-thon, complete 200 lengths of the pool in two hours.

Floyd Pickerl Trophy – (Rookie of the Year): Female – Jane Morash (2019), Male – Tristan Courtney (2019)

This trophy, donated by the Pickerl family in memory of their father, is awarded to the swimmer(s) who, being first year competitive swimmers, show(s) promise and improvement.

Robin Fougere-Ferdinand Award (Female Award of Distinction): Sophie Casey (2019)

This trophy, dedicated to a former Crusaders swimmer and Head Coach, is presented to the swimmer who exhibits all the qualities of the merit awards over the long term, plus shows leadership and gratitude, and is generous.

David Fry Trophy (Male Award of Distinction): Matthew Croft & Luke Gallant (2019)

This trophy, donated by a former Head Coach of the Crusaders, is presented to the swimmer who exhibits all the qualities of the merit awards over the long term, plus shows leadership and gratitude and is generous.

Dunn-Hemphill Memorial Trophy (Volunteer Award):  Wendy Woodward (2019)

This trophy, dedicated to two former Crusaders Club Executive members, honours their contributions to Crusaders and the sport of swimming. This trophy is presented to an individual or a group who, as judged by the Crusaders Executive, has contributed significantly to the Club in terms of volunteer work

Ken Dunn served in the swimming community in many positions, which included a Crusaders executive member, a master official, a President of Swim Nova Scotia, and a member of the Board of Swim Canada. Ken brought focus to Crusaders as a swimming organization. He played a major role in bringing the 1997 Winter Nationals to Halifax.

Stephen Hemphill served Crusaders as an Executive member and official. His warmth, enthusiasm and strong interest in the vitality of the Club fostered Crusaders’s renowned high level of family participation. The Hy-Tek Meet manager software currently used by Crusaders was purchased by donations made to the Club in his memory.

Squad Merit Awards: substituted with 'Survivor Awards' for all swimmers during the closure June 2016 to February 2019

Awarded by squad coaches to swimmers who are coachable, competitive and confident, attendance at pool & dryland, punctual to pool and dryland, prepared for training, prepared for meets, positive attitude toward training challenges, positive attitude at meets, self-motivated & support others on own initiative.

Swim-a-thon Fastest Finishers:  Sophie Casey (2019), Luke Gallant (2019)

These keeper trophies are presented to the two fastest finishers, one male and one female, to complete the swim-a-thon (200 lengths of the pool).

Sheila Landry Memorial Award: Beth Casey (2018)  York Friesen (2019)

Plaque awarded annually since 2018 in memory of Sheila Landry who tirelessly supported officials development, recruiting - training - and encouraging - parent commitment to support the sport, always with humor and persistent smile.