USMS Award Recipients
Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming June Krauser Communications Award

The June Krauser Communications Award is presented annually to a USMS registered individual, or group, whose communicative efforts have contributed to the growth, improvement, or success of United States Masters Swimming.

To submit a nomination, write a one-page letter detailing why the candidate is deserving of the award. Include the name, address, email and phone information for the nominee and nominator.

Submit nominations electronically to Nancy Ridout at nancyridout AT usms DOT org

2013 Sally Guthrie Sally has served as the LMSC Webmaster and Newsletter Editor since 2005. She has reached out to members who don't use the internet by developing a paper newsletter that keeps them informed. Sally continues to keep the website up to date and produce newsletters even though she assumed the position of LMSC Chair in 2011.
2012 Phillip Whitten The author of 18 books and over 300 major articles on swimming and other topics, Phil is one of the world's lading advocates for swimming at all levels. His writings have contributed to not only the growth, improvement, and success of USMS, but to swimming as a sport and a lifelong pursuit of fitness for Masters swimming worldwide.
2011 Jane Katz Jane has written more than a dozen books on swimming or aquatics, contributed to scores of periodicals, presented at more than 100 lectures, and released four videos. In fact her nomination included 21 pages of references. She is a remarkable ambassador for US Masters Swimming.
2010 Pacific Masters LMSC The Pacific Masters Communications team includes Joanne Berven - newsletter editor, Caroline Lambert - Facebook guru, Tracy Barbates, chief tweeter, and Michael Moore - Webmaster.
2009 Meg Smath Meg served as editor of the USMS Rule Book for over a decade, as USMS Secretary for 4 years, and as Webmaster and newsletter editor for her club. She served as part of the transitional team and was a "guiding light" in the creation and launch of SWIMMER Magazine.
2008 Dr. Paul Hutinger Paul was recognized for his pioneer communications efforts and continued service to his club swimmers and USMS.
2007 Julie Heather Julie serves her LMSC as registrar, Top 10 recorder, newsletter editor, and SPMA librarian. She instigated many innovative ideas including distributing the newsletter with the USMS magazine and holding conference call instead face-to-face meetings.
2006 Lynn Hazlewood Lynn has been an active part of the USMS Communications Committee since it was created, and has been an important contributor to the USMS web site. She has also maintained the Long Distance Section of the USMS web site, and the USMS Calendar of events for several years.
2005 June Krauser June created, edited and published the Swim Master newsletter — the first official publication of USMS. In addition to being the first-ever recipient of the USMS Communications Award, this award will henceforth be named in June's honor.
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