Taking part in the Youbou Regatta is an important part of the swim program at Arbutus Park. (Gazette file photo)

Swimming awards wrap up season at Youbou

With almost 70 children registered in Red Cross Swimming Lessons at Youbou’s Arbutus Park, it was a busy summer for kids and instructors, and they wound up Aug. 28 with an awards session and mini-carnival at the Youbou Hall.

The award winners this year are:

Perpetual Trophies:

• Most Improved Swimmer (Donated in memory of Andy Mendes). This award is given to a child in the Cowichan Lake Recreation swim program that demonstrates the most improvement in swimming skills. The winner is Madison Day.

• Effort & Enthusiasm (Donated in memory of Darryl Smith). This award is given to a child in the program who stood out as someone who really enjoyed the program and liked every aspect of it, without attitude of complaint. The cheerful winner was Quinn Switzer.

• Girls & Boys Aggregate Awards (Donated by the Proulx and Neuffer families). Awarded to the one boy and one girl who participate in the most events at the Youbou Regatta, from the parade to the watermelon eating contest, and including swimming races. Winners were: Boys: Jackson Luchtmeyer, and Girls: Lily Allen.

• Best Attendance in swimming lessons (Donated by Marlene Long). It is awarded to the child who attended the most lessons all summer. The winner was William Keck.

Each child was given a CVRD/Red Cross Swim Lesson 2019 certificate, with each certificate citing them for achievements such as Bravery and Attitude, Outstanding Bubbles and Kicks, Friendliest Swimmer, Most Improved (name of stroke), Best (name of stroke), and many more, including Most Awesome Flip.

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