North Carolina Swimming held its Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 2 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The event followed the NCS All Star Clinic, which featured U.S. Olympic Team member Ashley Twichell as its guest clinician. Coaches Amy Faulk, Mark Franz, and Sarah Chaires assisted at the clinic. See Amy’s All Star Clinic video below:
After the clinic swimmers enjoyed some sandwiches in the Triangle Aquatic Center’s new Atrium and listened as Twichell recounted some of her experiences on the way to becoming one of the nation’s top Open Water swimmers.
NCS General Chair Trish Martin welcomed the crowd and Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Watson announced the awards. Coaches Amy Faulk and Jon Jolley helped Ashley Twichell present the awards. Coach John Payne introduced the Open Water Swimmers of the Year.
Here is a list of the North Carolina Swimming award recipients for 2021.
|Swimmer of the Year|
|11-12 Girls||Shayna Elgart||MOR|
|11-12 Boys||Sam Marsteiner||WAVE|
|13-14 Girls||Avery Klamfoth||MAC|
|13-14 Boys||Matt Marsteiner||WAVE|
|15-16 Girls||Claire Curzan||TAC|
|15-16 Bloys||Braeden Haughey||TAC|
|17-18 Girls||Charlotte Hook||TAC|
|17-18 Boys||Lance Norris||TAC|
|Andy Craver Award||Maci Columbia||YOTA|
|Coach of the Year|
|Age Group Coach of the Year||Russ Kasl||MAC|
|Senior Coach of the Year||Bruce Marchionda||TAC|
|Coach Leadership Award||Jon Jolley||YSST|
|Team of the Year|
|Division 3||Lowes YMCA|
|NCS Volunteer Award||Lynn Tippets-Fazen|
Award caps for NCS Top Five swimmers, Award towels for NCS All-Stars, and National Top Ten Certificates will be sent to clubs for distribution to their athletes.