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Olivia Feschuk, Kyle Watson, and Team Emily Dwyer named Sport Chek Athletes and Team of the Month for April
HALIFAX, NS (Wednesday, May 25, 2011) – Halifax’s fifteen-year-old Olivia Feschuk receives the Sport Chek Female Individual Athlete of the Month award for some impressive finishes at the 2011 World Swimming Trials held in Victoria, BC in April. With over 550 athletes at the entire competition, Olivia’s placings were significant indeed: 18th in the 200m Individual Medley; 28th in the 400m Individual Medley; 35th in the 50m Breaststroke; 38th in the 200m Breaststroke; and 49th in the 50m Backstroke.

Also from the swimming front, Kyle Watson from Dartmouth, NS picks up the Sport Chek Male Individual Athlete of the Month for his success at the 2011 World Swimming Trials. Kyle placed 14th in the 800m Freestyle category, 26th in the 1500m Freestyle category, and 67th in the 200m Freestyle category.

Curling’s Team Emily Dwyer of Sackville, NS earns the Sport Chek Team of the Month for bringing home two silver medals from as many elite competitions in April. The first was from the Optimist International competition held in Toronto, which boasts the highest level of competition in Canada for the Under 18 age group. The second was the Under 18 Atlantics, held later in April in Charlottetown, PEI. Interestingly, both gold medal matches came down to the last shot. Also in April, the team was honoured by being named the 2011 Team of the Year by the Nova Scotia Curling Association.

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing over 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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