2004 Award Winners
have played a
game called Schwartz these past two seasons.
It was a game based on captain, Lauren Schwartz 02. It was a game that acknowledged what she was
able to do for four years that was strive for excellence. Just like our school motto Ever to Excel. Lauren was an excellent butterflyer
That is what this Award is for Excellence. For the chance to acknowledge those team members past and present that did those things those extra things that caused them to be successful swimmers, leaders, students or people.
I look for things in my present team that I liked from the past. I always loved to watch Kathleen practice. She was always devoted to her stroke work. You would see her go up and down the pool working on her mechanics. Her stroke in competition was beautiful and a fitting result of all the work she put into practice. She was a great competitior in a number of events particularly the sprints, the breaststrokes and the IM. With how well the whole team worked on stroke mechanics this year it made me think often of Kathy so at this time I want to give her this Award that acknowledges Excellence in Stroke Work at every practice Thanks Tom.
To say the least, John was one of the most interesting swimmers I have had the pleasure to coach. A strong personality and a booming voice always make for an interesting mix. John came to BC after a very successful career at Fairfield Prep. He was the true sprinter that every team needs. He won the Harold M. Groden Award for Outstanding Performance three times. As I said that third time John winning this Award is not a big deal. All you have to do is get the meet to come down to the last relay, then have the first three swimmers get us hopelessly behind then John will win the race, the meet and another Groden Award. Despite that obvious talent what I want to recognize about John is the ability and the confidence that he had when it came to taper. I saw a good number of kids this year work on some things during taper that seemed more like just fooling around like those who went to the diving well to streamline. (It seemed to work). Well John used to take over during taper. Hed just grab the sprinters and head to the far side of the pool. He would then use that strong personality and booming voice the result was excellent sprint tapers. So my Award for John is for Excellence in Taper. Thanks Tom
John Webber, Bob Vanasse came to
when I see who the team votes for captain, Ill be honest I wind up
scratching my head. Not this time boy
did you guys do a great job of voting. I
have lunch every Monday during the season with the captains and every
was impressed but not surprised. For
the previous three seasons these six had done all that was expected of
practices, meets, academics and now they expected it of all of you. I was impressed with how much they cared
about the team and its successes. I
impressed with how much they liked each other and liked both having
together and discussing the team. I was
always impressed with how it was always the team first.
When I returned from
Past Schwartz Winners
Sara Schwarz Groden