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Awards

Let's Celebrate Our Otters!!

2018/2019 Season Awards Banquet

Thank you all who attended the Annual Awards Banquet at Hollyburn Country Club.  It was such a great evening with special guest speaker Sergey Holson, Master of Ceremonies Kelly Merrigan, and Rob Hartvikson who organized the delivery of all the trophies, swimmers, families, and our Head Coach Janusz with his coaching staff.  Special thank you to Amy Yuen for preparing the Program. Also we want to thank Edward Zhang who was our photographer for the evening. 

A huge thank you to our Wishlist Coordinator, Amy Yuen. She was the mastermind behind preparing the Otters' Wishlist. The coaching staff provided the ideas for the items on the wishlist, but the list itself is the brainchild of Amy Yuen. Congrats to swimmers, Sirius Wang and Adam Wong, for creating the wishlist video. The picture presentation was also prepared by Amy. If you would like a copy of the picture presentation, please contact Amy or Laura directly.

An event like this cannot be done without great volunteers!  Thank you everyone!

Here are all the Award Recipients for the 2016/2017 season:

Award

Criteria

2018-19 Award Recipient

TOP (Tiny Olympic Prospect) Award

Awarded to the 10 and under swimmer who scored the highest rankings throughout the year in Team Aquatic Supplies Power Ranking

Aidan Zhang - 3rd in Canada in 800 Free - 319 FINA points

Most Improved Otters

Awarded to those swimmers in each age group who have shown marked improvement in swimming ability and attitude

10 & Under: Michelle Zeng, Adam Wong

11 & 12: Natascha Borromeo

13 & 14: Henry Brewster, Ashley Wong

15 & Over: Bonnie Wang

Most Valuable Otters

Awarded to the swimmer who has the best leadership qualities.

Samantha Zastre

Richard Gate Award

 

 

Awarded to the best trainers in each group from LMR Gold and up.

 

LMR Gold: Cassie Wong

LMR Red: Tommy Meng

AA: Adam Josza, Kisely Barbic

Provincial: Adelaide Mensink, Sirius Wang

Ambassador’s Trophy

Awarded to the swimmer who best represents the Otters (chosen by their fellow Otters)

Sophia Hartvikson, Natascha Borromeo

Graham Schnare Award

Awarded to the Male Otter who best combines swimming ability with a sports person like attitude toward team-mates and competitors alike.

Patrik-Thomas Portmann, Victor Liu

Peg Howarth Award

Awarded to the Female Otter who best combines swimming ability with a sports person like attitude toward team-mates and competitors alike.

Sophia Hartvikson

Rookie of the Year Award

Awarded to the first year Otter with the greatest potential

Henry Brewster

Millennium 200 IM Plaque

Awarded to the Otter who takes the most time off their 200 IM time event in one season

Francesco Crielesi - 46.19 seconds improvement

President’s Cup

To the Otter with the best results at Tier I Championships

Cici Sun - 1st 100 Back

AAA Cup Award

To the Otter with the best results at the Tier II Championships

Bonnie Wang - 3rd in 100 Back and 4th in 200 Back

Gordon Storie Award

Awarded to the Otter (12 & under) who achieved the highest number of points according to the World Performance Charts in Backstroke events. Athlete can only win 1 stroke award

Natascha Borromeo - 100 Back SC - 1:05.84S - 583 points (4th in Canada)

Erik Bezur Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the Otter (12 & under) who achieved the highest number of points according to the World Performance Charts in Breast Stroke events. Athlete can only win 1 stroke award

Queenie Gong - 200 Breast SC - 3:02.05S - 403 FINA points

Fastest Fly Award

Awarded to the Otter (12 & under) who achieved the highest number of points according to the World Performance Charts in Butterfly events. Athlete can only win 1 stroke award

Juliana Park - 50 Fly - 32.84S - 409 FINA points

Moneyway Cup

Awarded to the Otter (12 & under) who achieved the highest number of points according to the World Performance Charts in Freestyle events. Athlete can only win 1 stroke award

Isavella Barbosa - 100 Free SC - 1:04.52S - 472 FINA points

Tidey Lock & Key

Awarded to the Otters who perform the most inspirational swims of the year.

 

Award

Criteria

2018/2019 Award Recipient

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Beluga

Based on 200 IM

Female: Rojina Nariman, Ariel Morton

Male: Ethan Cau, Aidan Buckley

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Orca

Based on 100 IM

Female: Tristen Stanimir, Arianna Cau

Male: Eric Jiang, Sam Rezvani

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Sharks

Based on 50 Free

Female: Termeh Naddaf, Andria Shih

Male: Rodwin Yousefi, Andersen Shih

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Whales

Based on 50 Free

Female: Isabel Jiang, Emma Chen

Male: Lincoln Trantina, Eddie Yu

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Seahorses

Based on 50 Free

Female: Avalon Trantina, Eisha Bhardwaj

Male: Paul Han, Andrew Ma

OSA Superstar

Based on attendance, skill improvement, and positive attitude

Female: Rojina Nariman

Male: Arsalan Keyhani

 

WVOSC Annual Awards & Trophies

WVOSC Annual Awards Descriptions

Biographies

Erik Bezur

Gordon Storie

Hossein Safari

Awards Program

2011/12 Banquet Program

Awards Recipients

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015/2016

2014/2015 
2013/2014

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2008/09