2011 SwimBC & BCSCA Awards

The Team Aquatic Supplies SwimBC / BCSCA Awards banquet was held at the Whistler Conference Centre on Saturday, September 24.  The awards presented included recognition from SwimBC and the BCSCA for performances done over the past year, as well as a Hall of Fame induction.

Ryan Cochrane (IS), Brent Hayden (UBCD), and Martha McCabe (UBCD) were recognized for their medal-winning performances at the 2011 14th FINA World Aquatics Championships.

The athlete awards included the following:

  • TAS Male Swimmer of the Year - Ryan Cochrane (IS)
  • TAS Female Swimmer of the Year - Martha McCabe (UBCD)
  • Male Para-Swimmer of the Year - Adam Rahier (NRST)
  • Female Para-Swimmer of the Year - Brianna Nelson (IS)
  • Open Water Swimmer of the Year - Richard Weinberger (UVPCS)

Coaching Awards presented by the BCSCA and sponsored by Team Aquatic Supplies included:

  • Para-swimming Coach of the Year:  Scott Flood (NRST)
  • 10&Under Coach of the Year:  Liz Collins (VPSC)
  • 12&Under Coach of the Year:  Kristen Lewall (VPSC)
  • 14&Under Coach of the Year:  Annie Wolfe (PSW)
  • 17&Under Coach of the Year:  Aaron Dahl (IS)
  • Youth Coach of the Year:  Tom Rushton (UBCD)
  • Junior National Coach of the Year:  Emil Dmitrov (LLSC)
  • National Coach of the Year:  Jozsef Nagy (NTC-V)
  • Open Water Coach of the Year:  Ron Jacks (UVPCS)
  • Internatioal Coaches of the Year:  Randy Bennett (VAS) and Tom Johnson (NTC-V)
  • Rubber Boot Award:  Emil Dmitrov (LLSC)

Also honoured over the course of the evening were the following:

  • BCSOA Official of the Year:  Don Seidel (PRASC)
  • Investors Group Volunteer of the Year:  Margaret Penning (UVPCS)
  • SwimBC Club of the Year:  Liquid Lightning Swim Club

There was one Hall of Fame induction, that being Susan Kelsey (Sloan) who, as a member of the Canadian Dolphin Swim Club in 1976, won a bronze medal - Canada's first medal of the Games - in the women's 4x100 Medley Relay at the 1976 Montréal Olympics.