Blue Fins head coach Marilyn Haines (left) and assistant coach Allie Dexel (right) present Abbi Taylor as this year’s Swimmer of the Year Saturday.

Blue Fins head coach Marilyn Haines (left) and assistant coach Allie Dexel (right) present Abbi Taylor as this year’s Swimmer of the Year Saturday.

Blue Fins host awards

Abbi Taylor was named swimmer of the year Saturday at the Williams Lake Blue Fins awards night, dinner and annual general meeting.

Abbi Taylor was named swimmer of the year Saturday at the Williams Lake Blue Fins awards night, dinner and annual general meeting.

Abbi, a Grade 12 student at Columneetza secondary, was described by WLBF head coach Marilyn Haines as a swimmer who is always there for teammates, is very positive and isn’t afraid to push herself. Abbi has been a member of the WLBF since she was 10 years old.

Prior to the swimmer of the year award other club trophies and medals were handed out to swimmers who’s achievements, attitudes and accomplishments stood out throughout the season.

The team spirit award, for swimmers not shy about encouraging a teammate, went to Kasha Vitoratos and Marlie Russell, while the work ethic award went to Maia Vitoratos, Mitchell Blusson and Mitchell Ryan. Parent of the year went to Dale Taylor.

Top swimmer awards were also presented in each age division. For eight and under boys Liam McCreight took the nod, while Keanna Saunders was presented the girls award.

In the nine- and 10-year-old division Raeyden Beauchamp and Jerika Meldrum were winners, while David Russell and Kelsey Blokland won the 11- and 12-year-old class.

For 13 and 14-year-old swimmers, Danny Rich and Ashley Beauchamp were each top in their age group, while Patrick Verbeeck and Tracey Beauchamp took the 15 and over top swimmer awards.

Most best times were Geneva Gordon with 50 and Kara Zavitz with 40, while Rookie of the Year went to Tennale Sailor. Hardest trainer among junior swimmers was Courtney Burke, while Tracey won hardest training senior swimmer.

Most sportsmanlike swimmer was David Russell, and most improved went to Madison Blusson (junior) and Danika Robson (senior).

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