Swim club award

Seward Tsunami Swim Club members practice social distancing while gathering for an awards celebration at the waterfront park pavilion following the end of their abbreviated season.

Despite unconventional closures of pools around the world, Seward Tsunami Swim Club still celebrated another successful season. Last Wednesday, June 3, the team gathered to acknowledge their outstanding swimmers and coaches. 

The Tsunami Soiree took place at the waterfront. Coaches, parents, and swimmers socialized at a distance while prizes and awards were given out. Ava Nappi and Ronan Bickling received the highest award from their coaches for their outstanding effort and leadership within the team. 

Many swimmers earned prizes for their efforts during Seward Tsunami Swim Club’s annual fundraiser – SwimAThon. A large number of the prizes were donated by local business, and almost all the money raised came from the community. During the fundraiser back in February, the team raised an outstanding total of over $29,000. All that money goes towards coach’s salaries, gear, pool time, scholarships, and more. 

Seward Tsunami Swim Club finished their season in stride despite the closures caused by COVID-19. As they celebrate the end of another year, the team looks forward to swimming again this fall. 

Lydia Jacoby is a rising junior at Seward High School, she is working as an intern for the Seward Journal this summer. In addition to being a full time student, she writes for the Seward High School online paper and is a competitive swimmer. She can be reached at news@sewardjournal.com.

Lydia Jacoby is a rising junior at Seward High School, she is working as an intern for the Seward Journal this summer. In addition to being a full time student, she writes for the Seward High School online paper and is a competitive swimmer. She can be reached at news@sewardjournal.com.