The Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team is proud to announce that Natasha vonBeeden has been named Swimmer of the Month for May. 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. Currently in grade 10, Tasha is in her sixth competitive year with HHC, swimming on our 16/19 Age Group team. This year, Tasha has continued to show herself to be an excellent leader to her teammates. When a group task is assigned at practice, Heronettes coaches say she is most likely to be the one to organize the swimmers into getting it accomplished. She encourages swimmers to improve their skills and also shares her experience with them to further this goal. Further demonstrating her leadership qualities, Tasha also encourages her teammates to become more emotionally strong when facing the stress of practices and competitions. Tasha tends to be a bit of a mother hen, doing little things to make her teammates feel included and cared for. The coaches are pleased to have seen this maturity develop over the years, and add that she is always ready with a smile and something nice to say to everyone. We are truly lucky to have Tasha on the team! Congratulations Tasha! For more information on the Heronettes and Intro to Synchro, visit www.heronettes.org.