Club Awards

Club Awards

Each August our club holds an Annual General Meeting(AGM), Awards Night, BBQ and Dance. We look forward to recognizing the achievements of all our swimmers.

Star Performer Certificate

Each swimmer in the club receives a personalized certificate which lists all the swim meets they have attended, their results and the number of " I Beat My Time" results that they achieved over the season.

Dave Mitchell Award
"Most improved swimmer"

Dave Mitchell was an active parent volunteer with the Sharks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. When he died of a heart attack in the mid 1990s, this award was named in his honor. This award goes to the swimmer who has achieved the most " I beat My Time" results over the regular summer swim season.

Julia Cantafio Award
"Rookie of the Year"

The strength of our club lies in attracting new families to the sport of summer swimming. Amongst our new swimmers each year there is always one who exhibits a particular level of enthusiasm, commitment and perseverance. This "Rookie of the Year" award was initiated to honor Julia Cantafio, who at the age of 6 in her first year as a Shark, was killed in a tragic car accident following a St. Albert swim meet.

Janice Cantafio Award
"Sportsmanship"

Janice Cantafio, mother of Julia, was killed in the same accident as her daughter. Janice was a hard-working volunteer with both the Sharks and the Town of Stony Plain. She was known for her positive attitude, generosity and her strong sense of fair play. This award is given annually to a Sharks swimmer who exhibits qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, and team dedication during practices and swim meets.

Sharks Regional Awards

These awarded to a girl and boy, regardless of age, who improved their time the most in an event category( ie. short free, butterfly, IM) at the Region B Regional Meet

Dedicated Swimmer Award

This award, first awarded in 2009, by the former president Lonnie Stewardson. This award is presented to the Junior and Senior swimmers who attend practices and compete at swim meets. The recipients of this award demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Sharks Swim Club and a desire to improve their swimming skills.

 
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