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Tiger Champion Award

 Tiger Champion Award

"To create Life Champions through Excellence in Swimming."  That is our Club Mission.  As an organization, we are committed to striving for Excellence and want to steadily grow youth so they become Champions in Life! 


This Week's Tiger Champion!
This week's Tiger Champion is Marcus Fudge! Part of the Tiger Cubs 2 training group, Marcus is looking forward to starting 5th grade in the fall - in England. Moving "across the pond" in August, Marcus will certainly be missed by his Tiger teammates. In school, Marcus loves art. At the pool, he loves to swim breaststroke and counts the 100 IM and 200 IM as his favorite races. 

Nominated for the Tiger Champion award by Coach Sharon and Coach Alex, Marcus certainly met all of the award criteria. "Marcus has been unbelievable this season," begins Coach Sharon. "He's working harder, becoming more competitive, and always looking for what else he can be working on." Marcus has caught fire this past season and, even when working hard in the pool and in dryland, "Marcus is one of the happiest people I know," says Coach Alex.  Always supportive of those around him, what is Marcus' advice to his teammates? "Keep on practicing and work hard," Marcus says. And that is exactly what this young man does each day. Marcus is a great example of what Tigers can do!

Congratulations, Marcus! You are a Tiger Champion!


The Tiger Champion Award Background
A major component of that process is the development of personal skills, qualities, and characteristics.  It is important that our athletes recognize, understand, and exhibit character that reflects growth.  Likewise, it is equally important that great character be demonstrated by those that are a part of the process.  Each one of us has a responsibility in this process to insure a successful outcome. 

Our "Tiger Champion" Award goes to our 14 and under athletes who best exemplifies the following attributes:

  • Performance: The athlete meets and exceeds the number of training sessions recommended.  The athlete is punctual in arriving to training.  The athlete actively participates in training sessions by exhibiting exceptional effort.  The athlete is responsible for their actions.
  • Attitude: The athlete is enthusiastic, positive, optimistic and coachable.
  • Integrity: The athlete abides by TEAM policies.  The athlete is honest and respectful towards teammates, parents, coaches, officials, and volunteers.
  • TEAM Spirit: The athlete is supportive, loyal and exhibits PRIDE in being a Tiger.

Congratulations to our Tiger Champions! We are proud of your efforts towards attaining Excellence and becoming Champions, in and out of the pool!


Past Tiger Champions

Abby Miller, Tiger Pride
Taichi Kataoka, Tigers 1
Ben Russell, Tigers 2
Evan Makielski, Tiger Cubs 2
Drew Bakle, Tiger Cubs 2
Zach McEwen, Tigers 2
Dan Bennett, Tiger Pride
Eduardo Sanchez, Tiger Pride
Vince Dieu, Tigers 1
Lily Ziino, Tigers 1
Avery Stein, Tiger Pride