Running an event like the recent Joanne Malar Provincial Qualifier at Westmount Pool in Hamilton, takes the effort, time, contribution of more than a hundred volunteers, both out front and behind the scenes. Everyone pitched in happily and, according to the Program Manager at Westmount, there has never been a more efficiently run swim meet! Kudos to all to helped out!!
There is one volunteer, however, who didn’t get a thank you. She’s
the one who rallied the rest of us into putting our best feet forward and pulling the whole show together. She worked tirelessly in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the meet, and then didn’t stop for a moment the day of. At one point, I saw her running around, sandwich in hand, making sure everyone and everything was in place.
Our team manager, Mary Cleland, is one remarkable woman. This was the first time Dundas Seahawks had been involved in a swim meet of this magnitude. And Mary aced it, making us all look like pros!
It is Mary who keeps us all together. She makes the calls, arranges the rides, scouts the swimmers, scrounges for sponsors, and makes sure every single detail is spot on. It is exhausting just watching her.
The Dundas Seahawks Swim Club members and their families would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Mary for all of her hard work and dedication. We all consider it a privilege and an honour to have you on our team.