2019 - Robbie Chadwell
Robbie has been a member of Benington-Farrington Swim Team for 12 years where he became a leader of his team. He has undertaken management of the Kiddie Cudas program for several years where children ages 4-8 were all taught to swim unassisted each summer. He has also been an active supporter of each child on the team - cheering during meets and practices, encouraging and reassuring before, during, and after races, and guiding each child to do their best. Robbie is a graduate of Bearden High School and will be attending UTK. He can be seen marching with the Pride of the Southland Marching Band on Saturdays this fall.
2019 Honorable Mention: Gavin and Grayson Clower (VG)
2019 - Eva Karnowski
Eva has been an integral part of the Benington-Farrington Swim Team for the last 10 years. She has been a senior helper for the 8 and under age group since 2016 where she shared her love of swimming while teaching young athletes how to be successful in the sport. She avidly pushes her teammates of all ages to be the best versions of themselves while holding herself to those same standards. Eva is a graduate of Bearden High School and will be attending UTK in the fall while majoring in Nursing.
2019 Honorable Mention: Melanie Moczadlo (CHP)
2019 - Nathan Holliman
Nathan had reconstructive shoulder surgery and persevered during a very painful year-long rehabilitation through his entire junior year. During his rehabilitation, he was unable to swim, but instead became a coach for his high school team and a junior coach for his summer team, Tellico Village Tarpons. Nathan is a graduate of Lenoir City High School where he served as swim team captain, state team member his senior year, and received the Panther Award for Excellence in Spirit and Example.