Two SwimBC Members Named as Finalists in SportBC "Athlete of the Year" Awards

Congratulations to swimmer Yuri Kisil (UBCD/HPC-Vancouver) and Kisu Head Coach, Tina Hoeben, on being named as finalists in their respective categories for SportBC's 2018 Athlete of the Year Awards.

Kisil was named a finalist in the Senior Male Athlete of the Year category, where he will be up against Adam Hadwin (golf) and Michael Mason (athletics). Kisil had probably the best year of any male swimmer in Canada last year, winning two bronze medals as a member of Canada's mixed freestyle and medley relay teams, as well as multiple medals at Canadian Trials, and five gold medals at USPORTS Swimming Championships.

For her part, Tina Hoeben continued to add accomplishments to her coaching resumé by putting a swimmer onto the Canadian team to World Junior Championships; she was also named one of the staff coaches for that event. Her work there led to her being named as an Apprentice Coach for the 2018 Commonwealth Games by Swimming Canada. And she became the first woman to win the BCSCA's prestigious "Rubber Boot Award", which is a peer recognition award.

Also being named a finalist was Masters swimmer, Glenn Carlsen, of Okanagan Falls, the Masters Athlete of the Year category.

The winners in these, as well as fifteen other, categories will be announced and presented at the 2018 Sport BC Athlete of the Year Banquet, to be held in Vancouver on March 28, 2018.