Members of the Ponte Vedra Family YMCA’s Flyers swim team recently gathered to celebrate a successful 2015-2016 year of swim with an award ceremony and Olympic-themed party.
More than 40 swimmers were treated to food and fun with their team, one that has grown significantly under the coaching of Jennifer Salles-Cunha. The group has grown so much, in fact, that an intermediate division was added in the fall of 2015 under new coach Monique Salles-Cunha.
Both coaches presented their swimmers with bronze, silver and gold medals during the ceremony; bronze medalists were swimmers who participated in USA Swimming Competitions, silver medals were given to those who competed in individual events at a championship meet, and those awarded gold medals were the top two swimmers in each age group. Tristan Lewers and Ryland Zuniga of the 10 and under category took home gold alongside Jason Hepfer and Reilly McCabe of the 11 to 14 group and Jesse Hagy and Lilly McCabe of the 15 and up group.
The coaches also welcomed several new swimmers to the team and took a moment to acknowledge the accomplishments and potential of the athletes before them, recognizing highlights of the season.Photo courtesy of Ponte Vedra Family YMCA