Swimmer of the Month

 Age Group Swimmers of the Month: July 2016!



Starfish Swimmer of the Month:

Owen Shubin


Owen has been a force to reckon with in the starfish group this summer. His determination to improve everyday is evident in his listening and eagerness to try anything I throw at him. It is a pleasure to work with him everyday and watch his strokes come together. Congratulations Owen! - Coach Danielle

Seahorse Swimmer of the Month:

Alianna Pitman

Alianna is a hard worker and is always willing to try what I ask. Her positive attitude is going to take her far. So fun to coach! - Coach Julie

Stingray Swimmer of the Month:

​Heidi Soares

Struggled at first in stingray group, but has worked hard and improved greatly. She comes to practice often and is ready to work hard. I don't think I've ever heard her complain about swimming. She usually swims before she comes to practice and she still works hard. She isn't afraid to ask for help and she listens to her coach.  - Coach Lindsay

East Novice Swimmer of the Month:

Melia Waters

Melia always has a fantastic attitude when she comes to practice! In the past couple of weeks she has been a lot more consistent with attendance at practice, which is definitely something we coaches appreciate a lot! She is also always willing to get better and improve in her times and stroke, which has been shown at her past couple of meets because she has dropped A LOT of time. Her enthusiasm when it comes to swimming and her improvement is why she is our East Novice swimmer of the month this month.  - Coach Tristan and Coach Loreen


Tech Team Novice

Swimmer of the Month:

Deaijia Helms


This girl has gone far and beyond what a coach could ask of an athlete. Every day is a huge improvement from the practice before and she has just blown me away. She came to Tech Team with no prior swimming experience and she is already entering meets and diving off the blocks...something that takes some other athletes forever to master. I love having her at practice and I can't wait to see what she can keep accomplishing. - Coach Ali

Tech Team Novice

Swimmer of the Month:

Steven Lam

Steven is a great addition to Tech Team. He takes direction well and always asks what he can do to improve. Steven takes practice seriously and I appreciate his dedication to do every drill, set and squat the correct way. He has a great future ahead in swimming! - Coach Ali

 Red Swimmer of the Month:

Maddi George

Maddi is visiting from another club and she was a little shy at that first practice (especially since she hadn't really practiced in a long course pool before). She worked hard and soon was leading her lane. She's not afraid to try hard sets and when it's time to get up and race, she competes like she is at a meet.  She is encouraging to all her teammates and usually is at practice before the coach. I'm happy I had the opportunity to coach her and will be sad when she leaves.   - Coach Lindsay

White Swimmer of the Month:

​Katie Dickinson

Katie is always enthusiastic to be at practice. She does a great job of listening while a set is giving, and if she doesn't understand something she isn't afraid to ask for clarification before we start swimming. Katie works hard at every single practice she comes to, whether it's physically pushing herself on a hard set or mentally challenging herself to focus on technique during drills. I always enjoy coaching her and look forward to her improvement in swimming. - Coach Omar

Blue Swimmer of the Month:

​Tessa Schultz

This summer Tessa has grown so much as an athlete and as an individual. She challenges herself daily and encourages her teammates to do so as well. Hungry for success, Tessa asks on a regular basis what she can do to better herself. With the drive and tenacity Tessa has going into practice daily, she has earned herself swimmer of the month  - Coach Jordan

East Developmental Swimmer of the Month:

Levon Melkonian



If someone were to ask who is one of the hardest working swimmers I know, I would respond with Levon. Levon is never one to complain about anything, in fact he even welcomes a challenge. Levon always gives his best effort at practice and is never one to quit when a set is too hard or he is not making the intervals, he just keeps going and pushes himself even more. I am so happy I get to coach Levon because he makes practice fun and exciting because I know he will always give his best when it comes to anything.   – Coach Tristan

Bronze Swimmer of the Month:

Allison Reyes



Alli Reyes- Her attendance has been amazing and she has brought a positive attitude to every practice. She's excited about going fast and racing things she usually doesn't race. She takes all critiques very well and her technique has improved tremendously! She's fun to coach and has a smile every time she's at practice. - Coach Brooke

Silver Swimmer of the Month:

Nicole Kemp

Nicole has been working really hard this month. She is tackling new intervals, pushing herself consistently and her confidence seems to be growing in the pool. 

At meets, her competitive nature really shines. She is able to relax and have fun (at least it comes off that way) and perform well under pressure. 

I look forward to watching her continue to grow as an athlete and finish off the Long Course season successfully! – Coach Tanya

Gold Swimmer of the Month:

Colton Allen


Dedication!  Colton has really upped his game in the past month.  More practices, more speed, more work, more challenges!  This guy has really put his hard work to good use.  The results were obvious at Summer Slam meet as he saw great improvement in every swim, especially those events that aren't his favorite events.  I know he's set himself up for a very good championship season.  I'm excited to see what's next! – Coach Mark