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Awards

Let's Celebrate Our Otters!!

2016/2017 Season Awards Banquet

Thank you to all Otters families for your support at our 2016/2017 Awards Banquet. A big thank you to Kathryn Basran for an inspirational talk! All this would not have been possible without our banquet organizer, Alexa McClaren, so thank you!

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

 

Award

Criteria

2016/2017 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

Natascha Borromeo - 6th in Canada for 200 Back

Most Improved Otters

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

10 & Under: Selena Xue & Konstantinos Dedas

11 & 12: Isavella Barbosa & David Zhao

13 & 14: Run Qian Gong & Olivia Jakeman

15 & Over: Samantha Zastre & Bonnie Wang

Most Valuable Otters

Awarded to the swimmer who has the best leadership qualities.

10 & Under: Juliana Park & Sirius Wang

11 & 12: Onur Gul

13 & 14: Victor Liu

15 & over: Nicole Basran

Richard Gate Award

 

 

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

 

LMR Gold: Adelaide Mensink & Taishi Zoshima

LMR Red: Anike Mueller

AA: Nicholas Hilkewich

Provincial: Bonnie Wang

Ambassador’s Trophy

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

Nathan Clement

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.

Christopher Ruus

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.

Nicole Basran & Samantha Zastre

 

 

 

Award

Criteria

2016/2017 Award Recipient

Rookie of the Year Award

Awarded to the first year Otter with the greatest potential

Christopher Ruus

Millennium 200 IM Plaque

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

Sirius Wang - from 4:07.14S to 3:17.26S - 49.88 seconds improvement

President’s Cup

To the Otter (12 & under) with the best results at the AA Championships

Olivia Jakeman - 2 Golds, 1 Silver - 2016 AA SC Champs

AAA Cup Award

To the Otter (14 & under) with the best results at the AAA Championships

Leo Liu - 2 Golds, 1 Bronze - 2016 AAA LC Champs

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

Thea Masselink (100 Back – 571 FINA points)

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

Jessica Zhang (200 Breast - 437 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

Olivia Jakeman (100 Fly - 516 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

Nika Karimiseffat (50 Free - 465 FINA points)

Tidey Lock & Key

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

Sophia Hartvikson - 200 Back - BC AAA Champs LC

 

 

 

Award

Criteria

2016/2017 Award Recipient

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Beluga

Based on 200 IM

Female: Katherine Merrigan

Male: Sirius Wang

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Orca

Based on 100 IM

Female: Grace Wu

Male: Miles Hu

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Sharks

Based on 50 Free

Female: Madelyn Merrigan

Male: Ethan  Li

OSA MOST IMPROVED OSA-Whales

Based on 50 Free

Female: Audrey Lu

Male: Simon Shan

 

WVOSC Annual Awards & Trophies

WVOSC Annual Awards Descriptions

Biographies

Erik Bezur

Gordon Storie

Hossein Safari

Awards Program

2011/12 Banquet Program

Awards Recipients

2016-2017

2015/2016

2014/2015 
2013/2014

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2008/09