Swimming club wins 154 awards

Kyle show off his award while standing alongside his dad Andrew Mckenzie.

The Aquatic Academy recently held its 15th annual prize-giving and recognition awards.

The awards event was held on April 26.

In total, 154 certificates were awarded.

All swimmers who were successful in the swimming season were recognised.

Kyle Mckenzie was the overall best male swimmer and Savannah Mitchell was the overall best female swimmer.

Kyle was awarded the Michael Brand Trophy, while Savannah was awarded the Isabel Humphrey Trophy.

The pair did well during the swimming season, as well as competing in the SA Youth Nationals.

Savannah and Kyle were also selected for the EGA Strategic Swimming Squad.

Other swimmers who received awards were as follows:

  •  Kent Field was awarded the title of top sports person.
  •  Murray Copeland was the top male level three swimmer and Colette Fourie took the top female level three swimmer award.
  •  Clayton Malaza received the top male level two swimmer award, with Savannah Sheerin receiving the top female level two swimmer award.
  •  Jayden Botha was awarded the top male level one swimmer award and Ashley Corns was the top female level one swimmer.
  •  Nicholas Smith was the top open water male with Kerrin Burgess receiving the top open water female swimmer award.
  •  Onalerena Matli received the award for the most promising novice boy and Nicole Van Zyl received the award for the most promising novice girl.
  •  Kyle North was awarded the title “Shooting Star Boy”.
  •  Mikayla Pon was awarded the title “Shooting Star Girl” and Savannah Mitchell received the award for the top lady SAJN national championship qualifier.
  •  Kyle McKenzie was the top male SAJN National Championship Qualifier and received the Hell Week trophy.

A special trophy was awarded to Kendrick Chiramba, the pool caretaker.

Besides the awards for swimmers, recognition awards were handed out to all the swimmers for provincial representation in pool swimming, open water and water polo.

Participants of the 2016 Short Course Championships were also recognised.

Stephan Lehman

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