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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 Lukas Bradford! Part of the Tigers 2 training group, Lukas will be in 8th grade at Riverside Junior High this fall. In school, Lukas loves social studies. Relatively new to the water, Lukas' favorite stroke is Freestyle and his favorite event is the 100 Freestyle.   

Nominated for the Tiger Champion award by Coach Kristen, Lukas certainly met all of the award criteria. "Lukas rarely misses practice and gives 110% effort when he's there," began Coach Kristen. "While a soft-spoken athlete, Lukas is a witty athlete who proves on a daily basis that it's okay to push yourself at practice." Always encouraging and cheering on those around him, Lukas' advice to his teammates? "Work hard each day." And, he certainly does! Lukas is a great example of what Tigers can do!

Congratulations, Lukas! 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
Marcus Fudge, Tiger Cubs 2
Lydia Reade, Elite Tigers