Local swim coach receives provincial award

A local coach has been honoured by her sport's provincial organization.

Bathurst B.L.A.S.T Swim Team coach Diane Guignard was recently presented with Swimming New Brunswick's 'Performance Coach of the Year' award.

Guignard has coached many of the Chaleur region's top swimmers over her lengthy coaching career with several having gone on to compete at the university and national level.

She received the award at the organization's annual general meeting in Edmundston last week.