PORT William Primary pupil, Rachel Campion received the Merrick Mavericks’ B Squad dedication cup this week at the Merrick Mavericks’ Club Championship awards ceremony. Rachel, who is about to begin P7, has been a ‘Water Baby’ all her life, following in the webbed footsteps of her four older sisters and her brother Jonathon.
Rachel’s eldest sister, Anna, a former Club Captain, was invited to present the Merrick Mavericks’ awards and was introduced by Club chairperson, Andrea Williams, as a superb role model for the Club. Also in receipt of medals and awards were Rachel’s three other sisters, Ruth, Rebecca and Lois. Rachel’s dedication has secured her a place in the Merrick Mavericks A Squad.
Andrea addressed the assembled Maverick supporters by praising everyone involved in the Club and endorsing the family feel ethos of the Maverick Club.
All the Mavericks received medals for improving their personal best times over the four swimming strokes. The Club Championship awards were:
Female swimmer of the year, voted by club swimmers - Ruth Campion
Male swimmer of the year, voted by club swimmers - Luke Nevison
Coaches’ swimmer of the year - Luke Nevison
Committee’s swimmer of the year - Jacob Beaddle
Special achievement award - Katie McClymont and Ruth Campion (for their massive contribution as assistant coaches as well as swimmers)
Most improved swimmer - Jennie Cannon
Most improved IM swimmer - Barnaby Williams
Most improved backstroke - Adam Moffat
Most improved breast stroke - Barnaby Williams
Most improved front crawl - Lucy Nevison
Most improved butterfly - Adam Moffat
Best attendance - A Squad - Katie McClymont
Best attendance - B Squad - Rachel Campion
Andrea concluded by thanking coaches Christine McClymont and Marie McCann for their dedication and expertise. She added that the Club was proud to have two members as assistant coaches in Ruth Campion and Katie McClymont.
The Mavericks have now earned a well deserved three week break before they are back in training for their next round of competitions. For more details about the Merrick Mavericks, ask at reception at the Merrick Leisure Centre.