On Saturday, July 30, the swim team held its annual banquet at the Ridgetop pool. What a lovely evening: good food, awards, and play time in the pool…it was like a Fun Day practice on steroids! The various awards and recognitions are summarized here and are described in detail on our Awards pages.
Ridgetop had a very successful season! We went 2-4 in the very tough Blue Division; I can’t remember the last time we won two meets in this division. While it isn’t fun to lose lopsided meets to much larger teams, I do like when our swimmers have the opportunity to test themselves individually against some of the top swimmers in the league. You don’t get better by ducking your best competition! And it showed in the end, I think: we finished a very strong 6th place at the Championship meet with 695 points, our largest championship total in years.
In terms of individual honors for 2016, you’ll want to check out the recipients of
Together these three swimmer characteristics — a great attitude, the determination to better yourself, and success in competition — define the ideal Ridgetop swimmer. Every year we give out the Holland Award to the single swimmer who has best embodied the goals of the Ridgetop swim team over a number of years.
Every swim team (and pre-team) member received a certificate in recognition of all your hard work over the past 10 weeks. Congratulations!
Some of the certificates have extra seals on them, indicating some notable accomplishment. A silver seal is for dependability, meaning you are one of the 44 swimmers who attended every single dual meet. Thanks for being someone the coaches can count on! A gold seal indicates that you are a member of the elite 100-point club, scoring 100 or more points over the course of the dual meet season. This impressive accomplishment was shared by only 23 swimmers on the club!
Finally, if you have a star on your certificate, that means you are a Boss Hoss and attended every single one of the optional (and more challenging) Boss Hoss practices. Only six swimmers showed this level of dedication, and their names are worth mentioning here:
- Boss Hoss swimmers: Logan Cohn, Kate Farmer, Ariel Ogden, Kristine Ogden, Madoc Winters, Nate Winters.
The coaches would again like to thank our many parent volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you! These hard-working folks allow us to focus our attention on the swimmers and their activities in the pool. Special shout-outs go to our awesome swimming reps Lisa Hart and Laura Biltz!