PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Swim Team held their annual banquet Sunday at the Fort Pierre Community Youth Involved Center. Coach Kent Huckins recognized over 20 swimmers who achieved a USA Swimming “A” time or better in 115 events collectively. He also recognized the several high school students who lettered during this past season. The highest award was the Swimmer of the Year Award which was presented to Ashley Theobold and Wyatt Rumrill.
Rooster award (the swimmers who attended the most early morning practices)
Porter Jones, Ashley Theobald, Burkelee Kenefick-Aschoff, Cassie Axtell, Sarah Haberman, Renee Gallagher
Green Group (youngest):
Each of the swimmers received a participation medal.
White Group (elementary school):
Most Improved: Mason Ward-Zeller, AJ Holland, Jastyn Frederick, Kourtney Walti
Hardest Worker: Ellie Simpson, Adisyn Grey, Sydney Tedrow, Trevor Rounds
Coach’s Award: Deni Zeeb, Michele Weiss, Savannah Shrake, Spencer Skjonsberg
Silver Group (middle school):
Most Improved: Sammi Axtell, Andrew Herrlein
Hardest Worker: Allycen Herrman, Canyon Jones
Coach’s Award: Morkeia Mutchelknaus, Nick Loe, Canyon Jones, Rylee Youngberg
Black Group (high school):
Most Improved: Marlee Dravland, Evan Rumrill
Hardest Worker: Wyatt Rumrill, Sydney Theobald
Coach’s Award: Madison Hyde, Chris Rumrill, Dmitri Mutchelknaus, Allison Meintsma
The swimmers vote for who they see as a role model, admire, or see as a leader. Chris Rumrill received this award this year
This award is new this year and was created to recognize a swimmer who exhibits great sportsmanship, character, teamwork, and dedication. Annabelle Simpson was the recipient of this award.
Swimmer of the Year:
The recipients of this award encompass a positive attitude, work ethic, performance, and leadership. Ashley Theobald and Wyatt Rumrill were the recipients this year.
Pictured are the award recipients and Coach Kent Huckins with the SD Short Course State Championship plaque, which will be placed in the YMCA trophy case
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