Plenty of onlookers filled the stands for the event as the young swimmers showed their range of skills in specific figures before showing off the routines that brought them so much success in the Recreational division at the Sophie Caulder Knight competition the previous weekend.
“Some of the girls were like ‘oh, we did so bad’ but I honestly think that just from the competition last weekend they’ve improved so much already,” said head coach Alysa Beattie shortly after watching her charges do their thing. “I think they did great and I think it was less nerves for them… as long as they had fun that’s the most important thing. And as long as they all had big smiles, that’s what we want to see.”
The event also saw each of the swimmers presented with club awards, with Tatiana Vickaryous picking up one of the most treasured honours from the afternoon, winning the Big Sister Otter award. The award was voted on by her fellow swimmers for literally acting like a big sister and offering as much support and encouragement as she could to those around her.
The show concluded by honouring their hard-working coaches – Beattie, Sarah Seargeant, Raelin Nesvold, Ally Pohl, Samantha McLaren, Myriam Levesque, Alexis Lang and Kassy Loucks.