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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 Zach McEwen! A 7th grader at Riverside Junior High, Zach is part of the Tigers 2 practice group and loves to study science.  Relatively new to the water, Zach's favorite stroke is Freestyle and his favorite event is the 200 Free. Away from the pool, Zach enjoys reading horror novels and playing chess.

Nominated for the Tiger Champion award by Coach Kristen, Zach certainly met all of the award criteria. "Coming to nearly every practice, Zach is always ready to go and ready to learn," says Coach Kristen. "Zach has a plan for what he wants to accomplish and keeps striving for his goals."  Zach's advice to his teammates? "Be quiet when the coach is talking." Accomplishing goals, having a great attitude, and bringing out the best in those around him each day, Zach is a great addition to the Tigers 2 group!

Congratulations, Zach! 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!


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