Swimmers of the Week awards are presented to those who attend practice regularly and work hard both in the pool and on deck. These swimmers display a good attitude towards their teammates and listen and follow through on what their coaches are asking of them.
Year End Awards
Squad Awards are selected and presented by the coaches. They are awarded for:
- Most Improved
- Smiling Marlin
- Coaches Award
Endurance Swim Certificates are presented to swimmers who complete a 1600m endurance swim during the season. Colour coded stickers adhered to the certificate designate the following accomplishment:
- Blue – 1600m completed
- Green – 1600m completed in 40-45 minutes
- Burgundy – 1600m completed in 35-40 minutes
- Silver – 1600m completed in 30-35 minutes
- Gold – 1600m completed in less than 30 minutes
Art Mellom Builder’s Award
The Builder’s Award is awarded to the club member who makes a significant contribution to the swim club. It is in honour of Art Mellom the Marlins Summer Swim Club founder.
Past Art Mellom award winners:
|2000||Denise and Dan Wall|
|2002||Eileen Atkinson and Freida Boukall|
|2004||Peter Mah and Donna Smith|
|2007||Chris and Char Andrew|
|2012||Ed & Lisa Driesen|
|2013||Kelly & Carrie Lehman|
|2014||Ian & Marni Bettenson|
|2015||Jenn & Talbot Walton|
Joy Anderson Memorial Award:
Joy Anderson was a parent of a Marlin swimmer and a long-standing Executive member. Joy lost her long battle with cancer. Her family started this award in her honor shortly after she passed away. Joy had a passion for the Marlin Swim Club and its athletes. She felt very strongly about the Shelly Dyrland Award except she wanted the athlete’s opinion. This award is presented to the athlete, as voted by their peers, that displays sportsmanship, love for the sport of swimming, live the Marlin spirit and proves to be a leader.
Near the end of the season, the coaches will take votes from the swimmers on their choice for this award.
Past Winners Include:
|2004||Hayley Goring and Derek Langvand|
|2006||Patrick Errington and Nathan Mahoney|
|2007||Hayley Goring and Ben Berg|
The Shelley Dyrland Memorial Award:
The Shelley Dyrland Memorial Award for team sportsmanship was first presented the summer of 1977. It was initiated after Shelley had been killed in a snowmobile accident on February 20, 1977.
Art Mellom, Earl and Jacki Dyrland set up the guidelines for the award based upon their feelings of Shelley’s contributions to, and enjoyment of, the Marlin Summer Swim Club.
The Marlin Summer Swim Club was chosen by the Dyrlands because of the intensity of Shelley’s feelings toward the club and toward swimming.
|1984||Nan Michelle Swanson|
|2007||Group 2 Girls|