Alice Emm of Carlyle & Chatsworth and Bryan Maass of Shepherd's Vineyard are the recipients of the 2013 Pool Professionals Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $1,000.
Alice is a charter member of the Carlyle & Chatsworth Lakers and an assistant coach. An accomplished swimmer who will compete for UNC-Asheville in the upcoming year, her nominators describe her as a tremendous role model whose humility, spirit and dedication serve as an inspiration to the team's swimmers. Alice describes her experience with TSA as helping teach "me how to make swimming a team sport.”
Bryan is attending Appalachian State University this fall. A 15-year-member of the Shepherd's Vineyard team, he has won his team's spirit award twice and has been a recipient of the Coach's Award for outstanding spirit, dedication and passion. He has been a volunteer coach the past two seasons. "He gets more joy from coaching the (6 & unders) and seeing them succeed than he does from his own accomplishments,'' wrote his head coach.
We had 30 applicants this year and it was a very tough decision. Our teams have many terrific young adults helping to coach, lead and inspire the swimmers. Thank you so much to Pool Professionals and owner David Harvey for offering these generous scholarships.