Swimming NL is very pleased to announce that ALLISON SOMERS is the recipient of the 2018 Swimming NL - Memorial University Bursary.
The Swimming NL- Memorial University bursary, valued at $1000.00 annually, is available to a student continuing beyond their first year of studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The bursary recipient will be a swimmer in good standing with Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador and will be a returning member to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Seahawks Varsity Swim Team. Awarding of this bursary is based on swimming performance at the varsity level. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid to a student in good academic standing at the university.
This past Friday evening swimmers from across the province participated in the 22nd Annual Swim for Hope and raised over $131,000. The Swim for Hope is a 12-hour continuous swim relay where participants collect individual and corporate pledges. These young swimmers – with ages ranging from six to 18 years old – are members of 12 Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador clubs who, along with Community Challenge swimmers, participated in the annual Swim for Hope in communities from St. John’s to Labrador City. Since this event began more than $2.3 million dollars have been raised. All funds raised are shared between the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the participating clubs of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeds received by the clubs of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador will be directed towards supporting competitive swimming in our province. The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation develops, stewards and distributes charitable resources to enhance treatment and supportive care programs for cancer patients, fund local cancer research initiatives and provides continuing education opportunities for staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated cancer programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. Both organizations extend their sincerest thanks to Subway for sponsoring this event, as well as the Swim for Hope coordinators, volunteers, parents, coaches, donors and swimmers who make the Swim for Hope such a success each year.
For further information, including contact information for local swim clubs, please contact:
Corina Hartley (709) 576-7946
Executive Director Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador
Swimming NL is very proud of KATE SULLIVAN (MPM) and NOAH CUMBY (SJL) for being named as finalists for the upcoming Sport NL Annual Awards in the Junior Female and Junior Male Athlete of the Year categories.
Sport NL recognizes the provinces great athletes past and present by presenting 9 provincial annual awards and through the induction of 6 new Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame members.
The 2018 Stars and Legends Awards Gala will take place April 21, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's.
Congratulations Kate and Noah!