HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Hammerheads held their annual awards night, acknowledging the work of the team throughout the season.
The evening started off with the annual general meeting taking place. While that was happening, the swimmers had the opportunity to spend some time in the pool not practicing.
Once the meeting was over and everyone was fed, the award presentations began.
To start the presentations, the assistant and junior coaches were called up and thanked by Leisl Lefebvre, the team’s head coach.
“I know that I don’t say this enough throughout the year, and I cannot say it enough tonight. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Lefebvre said. “What you teach them this year is the base that we build on for years to come. The youngest swimmers are the backbone of our club growth. Without your efforts with our shark pups, we could not continue to grow."
The awards handed out included The Guppy Award, The Most Dedicated Swimmer, The Congeniality Award, Top Novice Award, The Family Award, The Coach’s Award, Purple Heart, Hi Point and Most Improved.
The Guppy Award: Maddox Parish.
The Most Dedicated Swimmer: Aaden Kozar
The Congeniality Award: Dylan Fleishchacker
Top Novice Award: Bella Haeusler
The Family Award: The Parish family.
The Coach’s Award: Emma Michel, Ben Stomp and Ella Schlachter
Purple Heart: Lauryn MacLean
Hi Point Female:
1st) Charlize Parish with 204 points
2) Jorja Yeager with 183 total points
3) Sophia Babagonio with 170 points
Hi Point Male:
1) Darren Romanuik with 231 points
2) Garrett Brown with 153 points
3) Cuyler Brooks with 132 points
Most Improved Female (12 and under):
1) Natalie Wilson with an average of 10.26 seconds improved
2) Ella Schlachter with an average of 8.53 seconds
3) Victoria Gasper with 8.04 seconds
Most Improved Male (12 and under):
1) Tristan Forster with an average of 19.05 seconds improved
2) Ben Stomp with an average of 11.01 seconds
3) Hudson Mutimer with 10.58 seconds
Most Improved Senior (13 and over):
1) Megan Brooks with an average improvement of 9.89 seconds this summer
2) Tia Zimmerman with 9.07 seconds
3) Tanner Roach with 8.51 seconds