Dolphins' Canuel named coach of the year
The British Columbia Swim Coaches’ Association (BCSCA) held its annual Award’s Banquet last weekend in Vancouver and the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club had plenty to celebrate.
Amongst the Olympic swimmers and coaches being recognized, Winskill Dolphins' very own Amy Canuel received top honours as 12 and under coach of the year for 2012.
Chosen from among 50 teams and 300 coaches, the BCSCA's coach of the year recipient is selected based on swimmer performances in four age-categories: 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 17 and under.
Last season, Canuel’s swimmers won 14 individual gold medals at the Provincial Championships, broke a pair of B.C. age-group records, and represented Canada at the North American Challenge Cup.
“It’s a testament to my swimmers, really," Canuel said following the presentation of the award. "They have many great seasons of swimming ahead of them. And it’s a thrill to receive this award in the company of our BC Olympians.”
Significantly, one third of Canada’s entire Olympic swimming team hails from British Columbia. All three of Canada’s medals from the London Games (two Bronze and one Silver) in swimming came from B.C. athletes.