2001 USMS Award Recipients

Recipients of The Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

  Carolyn BoakCarolyn Boak has served at every level from local Top Ten and Records Chair, to Meet Director, National Championship Meet Director, USMS International Committee Chair, member of the Rules Committee and Championship Committee, author of Guidelines for Liaisons to National Meets and co-author of the Meet Directors Handbook for National Championship Meets. Wherever she has found herself, this woman has made contributions and had an impact. Her intelligence and insights, coupled with her energy, have made her an invaluable asset to USMS. Her loyalty, enthusiasm, and ardent spirit are unsurpassed in our organization. Many of you know her. She comes from one of the premier swimming families of northern California. She is a long-time member and has served as president and interim coach of the Los Altos Masters and, more recently, our program at The Woodlands, Texas has benefited from her expertise. And you know her as a world-class swimmer and competitor who holds numerous Pacific, National, and world records and setting more here at this meet!

Recipients of The Speedo/U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Of The Year Award

  Mel GoldsteinMel coaches YMCA Indy SwimFit.

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

  Richard BrewerDick Brewer of Florida Gold Coast Masters wasn’t a swimmer until he retired from a career as a school teacher. Since that day, he has not only been a swimmer but one of U.S. Masters Swimming’s most valuable volunteers. According to Brewer, “As soon as I started swimming, I started volunteering. It is a great way to make friends and stay busy.” Brewer uses his skill and training to volunteer his time as a webmaster to his club team as well as other club teams in the area. Brewer has also created a series of maps in PDF form to most of the competition pools in Florida. He has made his “Minnow Maps” available to pretty much everyone in Florida and the surrounding states. The maps are often linked to meet information sheets by Masters and age group clubs hosting meets, which makes getting to the meets a lot easier for participants and attendees. Since joining U.S. Masters Swimming in 1996, Brewer has served as an LMSC newsletter editor and webmaster as well. This retired English teacher not only volunteers his time to USMS, but also to a local Audubon society and to USA Swimming teams in his area. “I would encourage anyone to volunteer with kids. It keeps us young. I love showing young swimmers that swimming can be fun at any age.” Brewer participates in bird census activities, requiring long hours in nature preserves and wild areas. He also organizes and leads field trips into the wildlife sanctuaries for schoolchildren in Naples, where he currently resides. Brewer says, “Volunteering for USMS is great. Where there is something to be done, I am happy to do it,” but don’t let this worker-bee attitude fool you; Brewer is also an innovator. Brewer is currently working on further developing the Florida Open Water Championship Series. FOWCS is a postal event created (in 2008) and operated by Brewer. The Masters event is based on a cumulative score for open water swimmers, based on previous open water event performances. Brewer’s postal event is currently in its second year (in 2009). Participants receive a t-shirt and patch designed by Brewer for their efforts. Brewer hopes to grow FOWCS to 30 swimmers. Brewer, who considers himself primarily a breaststroker, views this open water series as a “new challenge.” Dick Brewer, school teacher turned swimmer, Audubon and wildlife expert, open water series creator and USMS volunteer, epitomizes the passion, drive and commitment that USMS not only appreciates but credits for its success. Dick Brewer was the recipient of the USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award in 2001.
  Marcia ClevelandIllinois LMSC
  Leslie CooperNew England LMSC
  George CunninghamPacific LMSC
  Carolyn Cunningham
  Sarah HromadaMinnesota LMSC
  Charlie MossMichigan LMSC
  Ed SaltzmanGeorgia LMSC
  Frank TillotsonFlorida LMSC
  Bill VolckeningNew England LMSC
  Rick Meier-WindesPacific LMSC

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship Meets Award

  Hugh Moore
  Jane Moore

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Newsletter Of The Year Award

  Carl AnhaltWest Hollywood Aquatics Newsletter (West Hollywood Aquatics)

Recipients of The David Yorzyk Memorial Award

  Jill Hernandez
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