It was a successful season for the Nelson Neptunes in 2012.

Nelson Neptunes wrap summer season with awards

The Nelson Neptunes returned from the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association Provincial meet in Naniamo earlier this month.

The Nelson Neptunes returned from the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association Provincial meet in Naniamo earlier this month.

Four swimmers came away with strong results. Madeline Holitzki (10th in 50 metre butterfly, 9th in 50m breaststroke, 20th in 50m backstroke, 17th in 100m individual medley), Matthew Holitzki (21st in 100m IM, 20th in 50m butterfly, 23rd in 50m backstroke, 17th in 50m breaststroke), Samuel Matthew (13th in 200m IM, 18th in 50m butterfly, 15th in 100m backstroke, 11th in 100m breaststroke) and Jaylen Rushton (7th in 50m butterfly, 11th in 50m breaststroke, 15th in 100m freestyle) all took part.

“I’m happy with the results as it was most of the swimmers’ first provincial meet,” said Neptunes coach Rebecca Afford. “Almost every race was a best time with most taking off two or three seconds.”

Year-end team awards were also handed out last week. They include: Female Aggregate – Sage Cowan; Male Aggregate –  Samuel Matthew; Most Improved Female Swimmer – Jaylen Rushton; Most Improved Male Swimmer – Lachlan Bibby-Fox; Best New Female – Ohia Wintraub; Best New Male – Logan Wright; Most Sportsmanlike Female Div. 1-3 – Devan Andrusak; Most Sportsmanlike Male Div. 1-3 – Matthew Holitzki; Most Sportsmanlike Female Div. 4-8 – Nava Sachs; Junior Spirit Award – Madeline Holitzki; Senior Spirit Award – Sage Cowan; Excellence in Mental Strength Female Div. 1-3 – Sabien Edney; Excellence in Mental Strength Male Div. 1-3 – Rohan Moola; Excellence in Mental Strength Female Div. 4-8 – Katie DeJong; Coaches Award Female Div. 1-3 – Olivia Cowan; Coaches Award Male Div. 1-3 – Cameron Bibby-Fox; Coaches Award Female Div. 4-8 – Joanna Blishen; Coaches Award Male Div. 4-8 – Samuel Matthew; Leadership – Emma Borhi and Hannah Sachs.

 

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