Champion Campion Dedication

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.

Monday, 18th July 2011, 11:28 am

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.