For the fourth year in a row, Langley coach Tanya Magee has been awarded the Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award of Distinction.
Magee is a coach with the BC Aquasonics, a synchronized swimming club.
This award is given by the Bob Bearpark Foundation to students in the Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching or Sport Science Diploma Program who are committed to coaching education, demonstrate a positive involvement in community sport, and are consider a ‘top student’ in their respective year.
Magee received this year’s award in the College’s award ceremony earlier this month.
“As a child, my passion led me to synchronized swimming and now to making coaching my career,” said Magee.
“I am honoured to have been chosen each year for the Bob Bearpark Award as recognition of my commitment to coaching and coaching education. I use this education every day with the athletes I coach, helping them to achieve athletic success, and more importantly, to develop success after sport.”
Magee is the BC Aquasonics coachleader and the 13-15 age group national stream synchronized swimming coach.
Magee was selected to the Team Canada synchronized swimming national B team in 2001 and the national A Team in 2005. She achieved her NCCP level 3 coaching certification in 2007 while still an athlete and is now in her final year of her Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree at Douglas College. She has been a synchronized swimming coach for 12 years.