Williams Lake Blue Fins Swimmer of the Year Danika Robson (second from right) is presented the award from coach Marilyn Haines (from left)

Williams Lake Blue Fins Swimmer of the Year Danika Robson (second from right) is presented the award from coach Marilyn Haines (from left)

Blue Fins host awards night and AGM

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club hosted its annual awards night and general meeting Thursday, June 20 at Glendale elementary.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club hosted its annual awards night and general meeting Thursday, June 20 at Glendale elementary.

Additionally, the board of directors for the upcoming season was selected.

The following are winners from the Blue Fins’ 2011/12 season:

• Swimmer of the Year — Danika Robson

• Hardest Trainer of the Year — Tracey Beauchamp and Morgan Haskins

• Sportsman of the Year — Geneva Gordon

• Most Improved Swimmers — Daniel Rich and Octavia Rush

• Rookie of the Year — Sylar Martin and Alexandro Brinoni

• Most Best Times — Madison Blusson (34) and Tennale Sailor (34)

• Parent of the Year — Mari-Ann Russell

• New Club Records — Coral Choi set three new club records in the 2011/12 season in the 50-metre breaststroke (36.67 seconds), 100-metre breaststroke (1:22.11) and 200-metre breaststroke (3:01.54)

• Top Swimmer 8 and Under — Keanna Saunders and Leif Brandson

• Top Swimmer 9 and 10 — Maia Vitoratos and Liam McCreight

• Top Swimmer 11 and 12 — Coral Choi and Raeyden Beauchamp

• Top Swimmer 13 and 14 — Danika Robson and David Russell

• Top Swimmer 15 and Over — Tracey Beauchamp and Jeremy Zwiers

• Work Ethic Medals — Kara Zavits, Ashley Beauchamp, Dana Rook, Taylor Fitzgerald, Madison Blusson, Nadia Klaue, Mitchell Ryan, Karlee Smith

• Team Spirit Medals — Abbi Taylor, Natasha Johnson, Kelsey Blokland, Tennale Sailor, Monica Rawlek, Jonathan Russell, Lindsay Sanford, Drew Woodford

Blue Fins coach Marilyn Haines had great praise for the swimmers gathering awards and medals during the night. Haines also thanks assistant coaches who helped during the season.

Officers elected for the 2012/13 season beginning in September were also selected. Before the upcoming board was chosen Blue Fins outgoing president Dale Taylor gave thanks to the outgoing officials who gave their time last season. The incoming board is:

• President — Denise Beauchamp

• Vice president — Martine Cyr

• Secretary — Darla Robson

• Treasurer — Wally Saunders

• Registrar — Mandie Blusson

• Gaming — Jerome Beauchamp

• Directors at Large — Sharon Haynes, Ellen Paynton, Marilyn Haines and Patti Blokland

There are still positions available within the club for anyone interested in helping out with the season. For more contact bluefins@live.com.

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