The Hamden Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team is proud to announce that Natasha vonBeeden has been named Swimmer of the Month for January 2017! Awarded monthly throughout the competitive season, this honor recognizes a swimmer who brings a positive attitude to practice, is a supportive role model for others, and shows outstanding character, work ethic, and sportsmanship. Tasha is currently in 8th grade, and got her start in synchro with our “Intro to Synchro” clinics. She is now in her 4th competitive year, swimming on our 16-17 Age Group team. Her coaches describe her as “hard working”, “showing significant improvement”, and “a great role model”. “When faced with challenging tasks, she bit her lip and pushed through instead of wasting time complaining. She applied constructive criticism and did not give up trying to get something right.” Several point out that she is supportive of her teammates and puts much joy and effort into interacting with younger swimmers, genuinely ‘high fiving’ and cheering for friends when they accomplish a skill. She exemplifies true sportsmanship, and we can’t wait to see her shine in competition this year. Congratulations Tasha! For more information on the Heronettes, go to www.heronettes.org.