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!
Our first Tiger Champion is Abby Miller! In the water since she was just 4 months old, Abby is part of the Tiger Pride practice group. She loves to compete and counts butterfly as her favorite stroke. Away from the pool, this 8th grader at Riverside plays the viola and loves to read. In fact, English is her favorite subject.
"This award means a lot," Abby said, "because it's nice to get noticed for doing things right." Her advice to her teammates is to mentally prepare for your races. When Abby gets behind the blocks, "I just don't think I'm going to fail."
Nominated for the 1st Tiger Champion award by Coach Grimm, Abby certainly met all of the award criteria. "Abby has been a leader by example at practice and at meets. She arrives ready to learn and work every day and is consistent in her work ethic and application of drills at practice," began Coach Grimm. "Abby has a positive and cheerful disposition, which she shares often during practices and meets. She always projects at great attitude!"
Congratulations, Abby! 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 practices recommended. The athlete is punctual in arriving to practice. 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!