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The SCSC Senior Impact Scholarship was established in 2023 to provide graduating high school seniors, who are continuing swimming or majoring in education or a sport-related field at the collegiate level, with a one-time $500.00 scholarship to help support them as they begin a new chapter in their life, in recognition of their time and dedication to the sport in the past and present, and their commitment to swimming and/or athletics in the future. This annual $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who is an active member of Sarpy County Swim Club through the short course season.


High School: Papillion La Vista High School

College: Midland University, Majoring in Psychology and Behavioral Analysis

Swimming has impacted me in many ways as a person, a student, a teacher, and a teammate. First, swimming has impacted me as a person because it taught me how to develop my skills as a person in today’s society such as learning to be patient such as when I was at practice and we were working on a new drill I would get upset that it was not clicking right away but when a coach came up to me to take it slow and be patient with myself it really helped out. I take the advice with me every day and it has really helped me, for example when I am in traffic or when I am in a relationship with someone, I need to know how to be patient. Second, swimming has impacted me is through school because when you go practice you have to be there at set time and if you are late you miss out on the practice and developing your skills in the water, and I feel like that is the same way with school due to fact if you late to class you miss out on the material you need to know to pass the test so therefore the set time practices have condition me to be a good student which has gave me the opportunity to continue my education further to be a successful person in today’s society. Another way swimming has impacted me is how to teach and display my knowledge to others. One time I was trying out for SCSC, and I did not make it the first time I tried out, but I came back to try out again and I made the team, then a few years later Coach Barb told me that I actually didn’t make the team, but the main reason was that she thought I was a good kid. I am truly grateful to Coach Barb for giving me the opportunity to be part of an amazing program to help me develop into a well-rounded swimmer to the point that I will be swimming in college. With Barb giving me the opportunity to be part of the club it has taught me that when I am teaching or coaching a future swimmer, I always give it my best try to find the most beneficial way for the swimmer to succeed and be the kindest person to the swimmers that they feel the comfortable which will lead them to ask questions therefore I can be more of assistance to the swimmer. Lastly, a teammate is someone who works and helps others within a group. Being on SCSC showed me that being a teammate is a big part of being a swimmer even though it is highly an individual sport. With the knowledge I have gained from SCSC I am proud to say that I am in a fantastic spot in my life, and I cannot wait to see what is waiting for me in the future. 



April Wylie-Riesberg was married to former Seawolves Coach Josh Riesberg in 2011, but lost her fight to leukemia at the age of 21.

Throughout her life and her fight with cancer, April demonstrated a positive attitude and gave her best effort in everything she did. She understood the importance of friendship and hard work in school, sports, and life. In her memory, Sarpy County Swim Club honors one swimmer each year who demonstrates many of these values she held so dear.

The scholarship essay typically opens at the beginning of each short course season, and is announced at the fall ice cream social. This $300.00 scholarship will be used to offset the recipient’s SCSC swim dues (it cannot be used to pay for USA Swimming dues, meet fees, or equipment purchases).

The SCSC Coaches will make the selection based on the following criteria:

  • Essay 

  • Demonstration of team unity and leadership

  • Individual effort and attendance

  • Respect for coaches, teammates, and competitors

Previous Scholarship Winners

  • 2011-2012 | Danny Perry

  • 2012-2013 | Shelby Pickering

  • 2013-2014 | Trinity Wilson

  • 2014-2015 | Aidan Cho

  • 2015-2016 | Danielle Barrera-Bojanski

  • 2016-2017 | Isabella Promes

  • 2017-2018 | Joe Ciriaco

  • 2018-2019 | Ben Arens

  • 2020-2021 | Addie Miller

  • 2021-2022 | Grace Swoboda

  • 2022-2023 | Evan Click

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2022-2023 April Wylie-Riesberg Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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