March 11, 2014

Competitive swimming all-stars


Michaela Morris and Carter Huyser were selected to the 2014 Iowa YMCA Competitive Swimming All-Stars Team at the state meet held March 1-2, in Marshalltown.
All-Star Team candidates should be committed to youth development — positive role model, healthy living — taking an active role in a lifelong sport and social responsibility — giving back and supporting others in their community.  They should show dedication to YMCA swimming and great sportsmanship to all those around them.
The following information was submitted by Ryan Harkema.
Michaela Morris, 18 years old, has been swimming for seven years as an Oskaloosa Dolphin.
The Mahaska County YMCA proudly nominates Michael Morris as its 2013-14 All Star Team candidate. Whether participating in Y programs as a Dolphins Swim Team member, or teaching stroke technique to youth of the Oskaloosa community, at all times, Morris exemplifies the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. As a member of the Mahaska County YMCA staff team, Ms. Morris sets the standard for other Swim Instructors to aspire to.  She serves as a positive role model within the Y family for members, guest, and all levels of swimmers, both in and out of the water.  She has been a Dolphins Swim Team member for seven years, and is a testament to the benefits of hard work and consistent perseverance.
As impressive as her Y career has been, Morris is just as active within the community. She serves in both the Adult and Youth Worship Bands for her church, participates in local home school choir group, volunteers at Imagine the Possibilities of Oskaloosa, tutors local youth of the community, and is an avid musician playing the piano, guitar and violin. Morris is a great representative of the Mahaska County YMCA, and an excellent candidate for the Iowa YMCA Competitive Swimming All Star Team.

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