Although the final three months of the 2020 competitive season was canceled due to coronavirus, the Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team members maintained their regular training schedule with online team workouts to develop and sustain their athleticism and connection. As a result, the Heronettes are proud to announce that NATASHA vonBEEDEN has been named Swimmer of the Month for June. This award, presented monthly throughout the competitive season, honors a swimmer who brings a positive attitude to practice, is a supportive role model for others, and shows outstanding character, work ethic, and sportsmanship.
This has been Tasha’s seventh competitive season as a member of the Heronettes, making her a foundation on our 16/19 Age Group team. Heronettes coaches collectively admire Tasha’s overall inclusiveness, upbeat attitude, and fierce dedication. Coach Rose eagerly offers, “Tasha is friendly, focused, helpful and committed. She always makes her teammates feel included and cared for. Her maturity and leadership help keep her teammates upbeat and thinking positive and a great role model for the younger swimmers with her supportive attitude.” Coach Melissa agrees, adding, “Tasha has a positive attitude and encourages her teammates. She’s an excellent leader, always engaged and strives to make practices a better experience for all.” Having observed Tasha’s work with Intermediate team swimmers, Coach Samantha commends her skills and states, “She is so kind and gentle with them while also setting higher expectations.” Coach Sarah adds, “Tasha was able to explain skills to the girls in a way they would understand. She even got in the water for hands-on training.” Tasha’s principal Coaches Anna and Rachael go further, calling her constructively inquisitive. Says Anna, “Tasha is an enthusiastic leader and always ready to jump in and help out. She clearly enjoys working with swimmers of all ages and abilities, and can always be counted on to give feedback and ideas to both fellow swimmers and coaches.” In addition, Coaches Anna and Rose happily note that Tasha arrives at practices with a smile on her face and a great attitude. Coach Rose points out, “Tasha is always prepared and ready to go, and I can count on her to give 110% effort.” with Sarah gushing, “she’d better have shades, because her future’s looking bright!”
What more can be said? Tasha is a rare jewel on the team and we are pleased she has diligently committed herself to the past seven years of artistic swimming with the Heronettes! For more information on the Heronettes and Intro to Synchro, visit www.heronettes.org.