The West Haven Wizards swim team celebrated another exciting and successful season at their awards banquet on April 29. Swimmers were recognized for growth and improvement throughout the season, excellence in individual strokes, strong technique, the most versatile swimmers and team spirit. Three special awards were presented: the Heart of Gold Award. This is given to swimmers that exemplify the “gold standard” for outstanding commitment, effort and attitude. The recipients are: Leahn Mendoza, Erin Morton, AJ Meglio, Kaleigh Morton, Morgan Falanga, and Jillian Doherty.
The Junior and Senior Coaches Awards are the oldest in the team’s history with the Senior Coaches Award dating back to 1979. The Coaches Awards recognize swimmers for excellence in and out of the pool. Each recipient must show exemplary sportsmanship, citizenship, team leadership, commitment, respect, excellence in swimming and they must show a strong drive for personal and team success.
The recipients must also qualify for Yankee League Championships. This year’s Girls Junior Coaches award winners are Kaelyn Falanga and Kaleigh Morton. The Girls Senior Coaches award was given to Madison Hobart and Anya Celmer. The Boys Senior Coaches award was given to Gavin Kanlong and Mustansir Jamalee
Graduating seniors: Arianna Chen, Jillian Doherty and Gaby Tunucci.
Registration for spring is still available. For more visit the website at www.westhavenwizards.org.