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Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Awards

The CIASA Awards is an awards programme launched to recognise outstanding contribution and achievements of swimmers, coaches, officials and volunteers and are given out in January during the CIASA Awards Gala.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has performed an outstanding service and accomplishment in Cayman Swimming. The recipient of this award will have volunteered time, energy, experience and enthusiasm for the benefit of our swimmers and our swimming community.

The award recipient must have:

  • demonstrated repeated outstanding achievements; and
  • made contributions of lasting impact and outstanding creativity.

2014 Recipient - Penny McDowell

2014 Recipient - Sook Yin

2015 Recipient - Peter MacKay

2016 Recipient - Jim Fraser

2018 Recipient - Frank Flowers

 

Service to the Community Award

The Service to the Community Award recognises an individual who has contributed to the Swimming Community in a long lasting way.

The award recipient must have:

  • demonstrated achievements that have brought credit to Cayman Swimming;
  • demonstrated leadership and service to our community; and
  • made a significant contribution of time and talent to Cayman Swimming.

2014 Recipient - Penny McDowell

2015 Recipient - Frank Flowers

2016 Recipient - Sara MacKay

2017 Recipient - Pastor Randy von Kanel

2018 Recipient - Laura Ribbins

 

Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognises an individual who has displayed outstanding contributions to the sport of competitive swimming through leadership and volunteerism.

The award recipient must have:

  • been an official, administrator or volunteer;
  • assisted with CIASA events or competitions in any capacity as a volunteer; and
  • promoted and supported the development of Cayman Swimming for at least three years.

2014 Recipient – Olive Balderamos

2015 Recipient – Sheena Frederick-Westerborg

2016 Recipient - Adam Roberts

2017 Recipient - Michelle Bailey

2018 Recipient - Joan Link

 

Open Water Volunteer of the Year Award

The Open Water Volunteer of the Year Award recognises an individual who has displayed outstanding contributions to the sport of open water swimming through leadership and volunteerism.

The award recipient must have:

  • been an official, administrator or volunteer;
  • assisted with CIASA open water events or competitions in any capacity as a volunteer; and
  • promoted and supported the development of Cayman Open Water Swimming for at least three years.

2015 Recipient - Sara MacKay

2016 Recipient - Bill McFarland

2017 Recipient - Sandy Hew

2018 Recipient - Eva Moore

 

Nominations

If you are interested in nominating someone for one of the Volunteer Awards, please email your written nomination to the Secretary. The Board of Directors will review the nominations and vote for the recipients during the January board meeting.

The nomination should include the following details:

  • the name of the nominee and the award that they are being nominated for; and
  • in four or five lines describe why the nominee should be considered for the award in accordance with the descriptions above.

It should be noted that the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Service to the Community Award are not annual awards and that these awards will only be bestowed upon exceptional nominees.