Dolphins Swim Club Award Ceremony Celebrates 2019 Successes

Posted 2019-09-22

Dolphins Swim Club Award Ceremony Celebrates 2019 Successes

Emily Chen of the Dolphins Swim Team of Burlington recieves an award for best in 7 and under age group Kristina Steins of the Dolphins Swim Team of Burlington recieves an award for best overall performance
Jeff Dixon presents Emily Chen with an award for best performance in the 7 and under age group Jeff Dixon presents Kristina Steins with an award for best overall performance 

On Sunday September 22nd, Dolphins Swim Club hosted an awards ceremony to celebrate the team's successes in the 2018-2019 year. The awards included best performance in age group, most improved in age group, most spirited, club-record setter, and best overall performance. The evening also included a warm welcome to new swimmers on the team. During the awards night, guest speakers Andrew Norris and Jeff Dixon talked about what it means to be a successful swimmer. 

Former competitive swimmer Andrew Norris talked to the athletes about how swimming changes your life in the long run. Including introducing healthy habits and discipline that will stay with you forever. Jeff Dixon, father of two successful Dolphins athletes Lauren Dixon and William Dixon, spoke about what it means to be the parent of a successful athlete. Including what it takes to be the parent of an athlete that makes it to Olympic trials and of an athlete who gets a scholarship for swimming. 

Senior Coach Consultant Coach Russell spoke about the club's successes before the awards were given away. "The club records are not very easy to break," he said, "but we have had outstanding swimmers this year who have broken our records, set national records, and more". Coach Russell went on to talk about Dolphins Swim Club's overall successes, including two world records, 6 Olympic finalists, and 19 scholarships since 2005.

The award winners for 2018-2019 were as follows:

Best Performance:
Ethan Tian (7 and under boys)
Emily Chen (7 and under girls)
Karim Maklad (8 and under boys)
Rachel Liu (8 and under girls)
Aidan Lee (9 and under boys)
Marysa Liu (9 and under girls)
Ethan Chen (10 and under boys)
Rosalie Er (10 and under girls)
Louis Low (11 and under boys)
Vanessa Xia (11 and under girls)
Melissa Er (12 and under girls)
Pavol Vorona (12 and under boys)
Sophia Lee (13 and under girls)
Andrew Liu (13 and under boys)
Ashley Hodge (14 and under girls)
Aly El Shamy (14 and under boys)
Joanne Chiarotto (15/16 year old girls)
George Poulos (15/16 year old boys)
Kristina Steins (open)

Most Improved:
Rosalie Er (10 and under girls)
Ryan Si (10 and under boys)
Sara Guzman Tavera (12 and under girls)
Avery Abbot (12 and under girls)
Roberto Mendozza Diaz (12 and under boys)
Usaan Khawari (12 and under boys)
Nicole Xie (14 and over girls)
Liam Appleton (14 and over boys)

Club Record Setters 2018-2019:
Ashley Hodge
Mark Bloomberg
Sophia Lee
Aidan Lee
Louis Low
George Poulos
Oscar Zhou
Pavel Vorona 

Most Spirited:
Aly El Shamy
Kathleen Moore

Most Outstanding:
Kristina Steins


All photos from the awards ceremony can be found in the Dolphins Swim Club Gallery. Resources from the ceremony including Jeff Dixon's "what it takes to be the parent of a successful swimmer" can be found in the member's section of the website.


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Dolphins Swim Club Gallery
Dolphins Swim Club Records
Dolphins Swim Club Achievements

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