GOODWILL Swimming Championships record-holder Leon Seaton was awarded for being the ‘Most Decorated and Accomplished Swimmer for 2017’. He was among over 20 swimmers who were honoured by the Silver Shark Aquatic Swim Club last weekend at a ceremony at Herdmanston Lodge.
The ceremony was a part of the club’s effort to reward its swimmers for their good performance.
“It’s our vision to promote swimming by enhancing the skills and commitment of our swimmers. With this in mind, we had decided to award our swimmers for their efforts for the year 2017,” a club representative noted.
The club also expressed gratitude to their sponsors: Go Invest, Scotiabank and Maggie’s Catering Service.
Seaton, unquestionably the club’s most accomplished swimmer for last year, had started his 2017 season by being Guyana’s first swimmer to qualify for CARIFTA Swimming Championships, and is one of only three swimmers who made qualifying times.
At the Goodwill Swimming Championships he was Guyana’s second-best performer with nine medals, including five for record-breaking performances. He also continued his medal-grabbing ways at the Suriname year-end swim meet.
Seven other swimmers, including Trumaine Cole, who also medalled at the Suriname meet, were awarded for ‘Outstanding Performances 2017’. The others are Jadyn George, Danielle George, Joseph Matthews, Nathon Hackett, Latisha Blair and Shamal Bryan.
Thirteen swimmers were awarded for ‘Improved Participation 2017’. They were Darion Pereira, Daniel Claxton, Nickel Charles, Adasema Roberts, Anan Roberts, Kenmar Roberts, Nicholas Verwey, Emani O’Brien, Joshua Pitt, Joshua Verwey, Vonique Stewart, Hamani Paul, and Leancia Smith.
Certificates were also presented to those swimmers who attained over 90% attendance for the year 2017.