Shelby Newkirk of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport April Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan.
Newkirk placed first in the S7 100 metre Backstroke and broke a world record at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto. She also placed eighth in the S7 200m Backstroke and broke a world record in the preliminary competition, while winning a bronze medal in the S7 100m Freestyle.
Newkirk has been selected to the Canadian World Para Swimming Team that will compete in London, England, in September.
The other outstanding nominee was:
- Danielle Drury, Saskatoon, Racquetball who won bronze in the doubles category at the Pan Am Championships in Barranquilla, Columbia. Her partner was Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg. The duo has qualified to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games.