Prize time for young Kingfishers swimmers

Kennedy Webster collects her Robert Fisher Novice Plate from Mikey North
Kennedy Webster collects her Robert Fisher Novice Plate from Mikey North
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Kingfishers Swimming Club’s top young performers were rewarded at their presentation evening.

Coronation Street star Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass from the soap and is from Scarborough, was on hand to present the awards for the swimmers of all ages and levels of experience.

The Kingfishers open water swimming squad from left, Paula Ambury, Kev Sykes, Savannah Mackenzie, Louise Scupham, Erin Hope, and celebrity presenter - Coronation Street's Mikey North

The Kingfishers open water swimming squad from left, Paula Ambury, Kev Sykes, Savannah Mackenzie, Louise Scupham, Erin Hope, and celebrity presenter - Coronation Street's Mikey North

Friendly League Trophies were awarded to Eleanor Davidson and Alex Richards for their hard work and perseverance in the pool, while the most improved novice squad swimmer awards and trophies went to Leona Cornforth and Oliver Webster.

The most improved top squad swimmers were Savannah Mackenzie and Connor Rutter, who both achieved prestigious Yorkshire qualifying times in 2012.

As for summer open water swimming, certificates were presented for Wykeham Lakes distance training as well as completion of the Castle foot and Scalby Mills to the Spa swims. The Robert Fisher Novice Plates, awarded for outstanding performance throughout the open water season, went to Kennedy Webster and Ben Jewison. With the Endurance Trophy for outstanding commitment to open water swimming jointly going to Savannah Mackenzie and Erin Hope.

In addition to these awards, there was a Kingfisher cup awarded to Paula Ambury for her contribution over the years, especially in coaching the open water swimmers.

Paula is also a key part of the planned English channel relay swim which will take part on July 1.

The night was rounded off with words from head coach Juan-Carlos Lino, who praised all the swimmers and parents for their efforts throughout the year.

He mentioned the coaches who allow these swimmers the opportunities and encouragement to continue in the future.

The club have seen increasing numbers and are looking forward to another successful year of swimming both in the pool competitions and in open water events.