William Bonney was recognised for his outstanding achievements in the past year at the Riverside Aquatic Club annual awards evening.
Bonney, 14, of Legana, set new Tasmanian records in the 50-metre breaststroke during the long course season.
He was the club’s male swimmer of the year, an age group champion and also set seven new club records.
Retiring president Doug Blackaby highlighted a number of achievements.
“Both locally and nationally our swimmers have achieved so much,” he said.
“We had 14 selected from our club to represent the state at the Pacific School Games, four attend nationals and another at the Victorian championships, which is a wonderful reflection of the quality of our swimmers and coach.
“There were some outstanding efforts with many BPs and national times but the thing that I’m most proud of is the way that the swimmers conducted themselves both in and out of the pool.”
Blackaby said that swimming was a “wonderful life platform”.
High school teacher Leigh Bonney is the new president and Ted Cooper the vice-president.
The 2015-16 club captains, Jack Sladden and Sophie Taylor, were acknowledged. Sladden and Georgia Davis are this year’s captains.
A number of club records were broken. The longest-standing was Adam Derbyshire’s 1991 benchmark for eight year old boys’ 99m freestyle which Harrison Edmunds took almost eight seconds off.
Awards _ coaches’ awards: Jack Sladden, Jessica Shaw; club record breakers: Emily Lonergan, Will Bonney, Marcus Darko, Jordan Cooper, Harrison Edmunds, Mitchell Edmund, Tom Sladden, Zane Hadley; Outstanding performance certificates: Emily Lonergan, Jack Sladden, Tom Sladden, Marcus Darko, Sam Canny, Sophie Taylor, boys’ 14 and under relay team (Marcus Darko, Will Bonney, Tom Sladden, Jordan Cooper). Outstanding performance award: William Bonney. Club night PB winners: Brooke Berry, Harrison Edmunds. Club champions _ 9 and under: Grace Foley, Ruby Meech, Harrison Edmunds: 10 years: Brooke Berry, Abraham Scott; 12 years: Jessica Shaw, Jaidyn Gillies; 13 years: Myra Donnelly, Tom Sladden; 14 years: Emily Lonergan, William Bonney; 15 years: Georgia Davis, Jack Sladden; 16 years: Ebony Flood; 17 years: Sophie Taylor. Encouragement award: Meg Campbell; swimmers of the year: William Bonney, Emily Lonergan; Life member: Peter Wall; Service award: Don Blew, Maureen Fraser; President’s award: Cindy Darko.
- June 18: Time trial, Hobart. Entries closed June 13.
- June 25: South Esk sprint meet, Launceston. Entries close June 16.
- July 9: Time trial, Launceston. Entries close July 4.
- July 10: Time trial, Hobart. Entries close July 4.
- July 23: Winter regional championships, Hobart. Entries close July 11.
- July 24: Winter regional championships, L’ton. Entries close July 11.