Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club held their annual presentation evening at Dene Park Sports and Social Club weekend. The evening was a celebration of the swimmers and the clubs successes over the past year. Head coach was in attendance to hand out the awards. There were awards for the most improved swimmers in every squad as well as special awards for coaches and volunteers.
At the youngest age group the tadpoles the most improve swimmers of the year award went to Megan Gray and Cameron Offen with coach Ken Parker receiving the clubs coach of the year award. Age group 3 most improved swimmer was won by Lily Hawkard and the age group 2 winner was Jack Woodcock.
At the older age groups Club Squad swimmer Elliot Stephenson was the most improved swimmer in his squad, as was Regional Squad swimmer Emma Beadle who was rewarded for he hard work and improvement.
National performance swimmer Grace Dennis was the most improved in her squad with some outstanding gold medals in the North East Region galas in 2010. Head Coach Pete Richardson made comment that he fully expected Grace to burst onto the International scene very soon.
Achievement of the Year went to former hotshots winner Rachael Williamson for her silver medal in the Junior European Championships.
Special awards went to Chris Easton (Volunteer of the Year) and Bev Felgate for Outstanding Achievement and for the hard work in making sure the club re-gained Swim 21 accreditation.
The full list of awards presented where :-
National – Grace Dennis Regional Squad – Emma Beadle Club Squad – Elliot Stephenson Age 1 – Amy Beadle Age 2 – Jack Woodcock Age 3 – Lily Hawkard Tadpoles – Megan Gray and Cameron Offen
Achievement of the Year – Rachael Williamson Coach of the Year – Ken Parker Outstanding Achievement for the Swim 21 in particular – Bev Felgate Volunteer of the Year – Chris Easton