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Port aux Basques swim team concludes another successful year

The Piranha Swim team held its end of year banquet last month. Pictured are front row, from left, Abby LeRiche, Rachel Baker, Cohen Cook, Bella Seaward, Abigail Willis, Gracie Blackler, Sara Strickland, Isaac Matthews; middle row, Charles Rubia, Kyle Stuckless, Liam O’Brien, Travis Mauger, Griffin Matthews, Sara George, Kailey Strickland, Heidi George, Kaitlyn Kettle, coach Andrea Strickland; back, Chad Gillam, Tyler Herritt, Jack Strickland, Dylan MacDougall, Nick Davis, Jake Slaney, Emily Graham, Noelle MacDougall, Bethany Walters and coach Megan Meade. - Submitted
The Piranha Swim team held its end of year banquet last month. Pictured are front row, from left, Abby LeRiche, Rachel Baker, Cohen Cook, Bella Seaward, Abigail Willis, Gracie Blackler, Sara Strickland, Isaac Matthews; middle row, Charles Rubia, Kyle Stuckless, Liam O’Brien, Travis Mauger, Griffin Matthews, Sara George, Kailey Strickland, Heidi George, Kaitlyn Kettle, coach Andrea Strickland; back, Chad Gillam, Tyler Herritt, Jack Strickland, Dylan MacDougall, Nick Davis, Jake Slaney, Emily Graham, Noelle MacDougall, Bethany Walters and coach Megan Meade. - Submitted

Awards banquet held to recognize achievements

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. - The Piranha Swim team is celebrating another successful season.

Abigail Willis was the third place top personal fundraiser for Newfoundland and Labrador. - Submitted
Abigail Willis was the third place top personal fundraiser for Newfoundland and Labrador. - Submitted

Special award presentations for the 2017-18 season include:

Pre-competitive Swimmer of the Year-Jack Strickland

Competitive Swimmer of the Year- Sara George

Pre-competitive Coaches Award- Gracie Blackler

Competitive Coaches Award- Dylan MacDougall

Most Improved Pre-competitive- Isaac Matthews

Most Improved Competitive -Bethany Walters

Most Spirited Pre-competitive- Charlize Lawrence 

Most Spirited Competitive- Jake Slaney 

Kailey Strickland (left) received the Most Dedicated Swimmer Award from Suzanne Drodge, SNL director of Swimmer Development. - Submitted
Kailey Strickland (left) received the Most Dedicated Swimmer Award from Suzanne Drodge, SNL director of Swimmer Development. - Submitted

Most Determined Pre-competitive-Charles Rubia

Most Determined Competitive-Tyler Herritt.

Leadership Award-Nicholas Davis

Graduating Swimmer Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment-Emily Graham.

Also, on June 3, Swimming NL and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation invited the top SFH prize winners to join them at the Cancer Centre for the 2018 SFH Awards.

Piranha’s member Abigail Willis received third place top personal fundraiser for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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