By Kevin Rushworth
The High River Tigers swim club finished off their season with an afternoon movie and awards show on Saturday at the Wales Theatre.
Not only did the kids get to see the popular kids movie Madagascar 3, but they were presented with awards that honoured their hard work during the swim season.
Jennie Piche, Tigers’ head coach, said the awards day was a huge deal for swimmers, both young and older.
“It’s huge because some of the swimmers have already finished swimming and having them all together and being able to celebrate their accomplishments is really big,” she noted.
Piche said the most exciting aspect of the afternoon was seeing how many swimmers received awards. Great parents, good coaching and swimmers willing to push themselves created another fantastic season.
“For the younger ones, (the awards) are so they’ll come back and know they’ve improved,” she explained. “The older ones, sometimes they’re frustrated because their times don’t drop, because they’ve kind of peaked.”
With that being said, Piche said if they older Tigers swim club members get an award, then they know that the swim season was worth all their hard work.
This weekend, six swimmers will be in Calgary for provincial trials. Into the first week of July, three Tigers swimmers will be representing not only the club, but also High River at the senior champs provincials in Edmonton.
“Swim fast,” she said with a laugh. “We’re just going for personal best times to finish the season off on a good note.”