2003 USMS Award Recipients

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

  Sandi RousseauSandi Rousseau received USMS’s highest honor for service, the Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D. Award, so named for the founder of Masters swimming. Sandi has an exceptional history of service to Masters swimming on all levels since 1983. Her service includes eight years as chair of the USMS Championship Committee, where she spearheaded many changes in national championship meets and she was the SUSM liaison to seven national championship meets. Sandi had personal experience to rely on in the national championship arena, as she was meet director for the 1986 USMS Long Course Nationals, the swimming commissioner for the 1998 NIKE World Masters Games, and a driving force behind the 1995 USMS Long Course Nationals. Sandi has been active on her Oregon LMSC board for twenty years, holding several offices and committee chair positions. She has also been president and secretary of her local team. She has drafted meet guidelines, contracts, and safety procedures on both the local and national levels. She has received numerous local awards for service as well as the National Championship Meet Award. A recent move from Portland to Hood River has not diminished Sandi’s support for Masters swimming. Suddenly Hood River has a Masters team where none existed before. She was recently spotted “selling” Masters swimming at a post-workout breakfast to a lap swimmer who thought he was just going to get pancakes. To quote her teammates and swimming friends, “Her dedication, professionalism, work ethic, and integrity have been a blessing to Oregon Masters Swimming, the Northwest Zone, and USMS”.

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

  Bob BruceBob coaches Central Oregon Masters/Oregon Masters.

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

  Jack BuchannanColorado LMSC
  Peggy Buchannan
  Michael CollinsSouthern Pacific LMSC
  David DiehlPotomac Valley LMSC
  Harry DelongVirginia LMSC
  Pam HimstreetUnited States Masters Swimming (USMS) has presented its annual USMS Fitness Award to Pam Himstreet, a Bend, Ore., resident. Himstreet, who swims for the Central Oregon Masters group, also received the 2003 Dorothy Donnelly USMS Service Award. USMS-- a national organization that provides structured workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults age 18 and over-- presents the Fitness Award annually for outstanding contribution to fitness programs for Masters swimmers. The Dorothy Donnelly USMS Service Award recognizes those whose service to USMS has been outstanding in its scope, its impact on USMS programs, and the number of members who have benefited from their efforts on the local, regional and national levels.
  Margie HutingerFlorida LMSC
  Lucy JohnsonSouthern Pacific LMSC
  Mike LemkeKentucky LMSC
  Adrienne PipesSan Diego - Imperial LMSC
  Patty PowisVirginia LMSC
  David RadcliffOregon LMSC
  Melissa RinkerIndiana LMSC
  Shannon SullivanSouthern Pacific LMSC
  Kris WingenrothGulf LMSC

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Fitness Award

  Pam HimstreetUnited States Masters Swimming (USMS) has presented its annual USMS Fitness Award to Pam Himstreet, a Bend, Ore., resident. Himstreet, who swims for the Central Oregon Masters group, also received the 2003 Dorothy Donnelly USMS Service Award. USMS-- a national organization that provides structured workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults age 18 and over-- presents the Fitness Award annually for outstanding contribution to fitness programs for Masters swimmers. The Dorothy Donnelly USMS Service Award recognizes those whose service to USMS has been outstanding in its scope, its impact on USMS programs, and the number of members who have benefited from their efforts on the local, regional and national levels.
  Margie HutingerDirector, Florida Maverick Masters
  Paul Hutinger

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

  Mark Gill

Recipients of The USMS Athletes Inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF)

  Ransom ArthurHonor Contributor
  June KrauserHonor Swimmer
  Clara WalkerHonor Swimmer
  Gus LangnerHonor Swimmer
  Ardeth MuellerHonor Swimmer
  Ray TaftHonor Swimmer
  Gail RoperHonor Swimmer
  Tim GartonHonor Swimmer
  Jayne BrunerHonor Swimmer
  Graham JohnstonHonor Swimmer
  Maxine MerlinoHonor Swimmer
  Kelley LemmonHonor Swimmer
  Barbara DunbarHonor Swimmer

Recipients of The USMS Athletes Inducted Into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)

  Laura ValMasters Swimmer

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

  Doug GarciaSplash Master (Inland Northwest LMSC)

Recipients of The David Yorzyk Memorial Award

  Bumpy Jones
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