2010 USMS Award Recipients

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

  Lynn HazlewoodPresented at 2010 SCY Nationals by Rob Copeland: As part of the leadership of U. S. Masters swimming, one of the most important responsibilities is to recognize the service accomplishments of our members. Today we will be awarding our most prestigious award, the Ransom J. Arthur Award toLynn Hazlewood. Captain Ransom J. Arthur was the founding father of U. S. Masters Swimming. His vision for promoting adult health through fitness and competition was revolutionary in 1970. He created a stage upon which adults could gather, compete, have fun and support each other in the lifelong pursuit of fitness goals through training. Today, fitness has become a normal part of everyday life for millions of adults. This was not so in 1970, when 46 athletes gathered in Amarillo, Texas for the first Masters Short Course National Championship. Forty years ago Ransom had a passion and a vision. Today, our 50,000 plus members are the result of that vision and the torchbearers of his passion. Each year U. S. Masters Swimming recognizes one of its members who embody the dedication, leadership and passion required to carry the vision forward. By promoting our core objectives of education, growth and service our recipient for 2010 continues the rich tradition. It is with great pleasure that U.S. Masters Swimming recognizes this year's Ransom J. Arthur Award recipient Lynn Hazlewood. Lynn is truly one of U.S. Masters Swimming's unsung heroes and has been fondly called the soul of the organization. She is involved with swimming for all the right reasons—love of the sport and she is one of the unique adult athletes that pursue fitness and competitive opportunities. Over the years Lynn's contributions to US Masters swimming are many. On the national level, Lynn currently chairs the Open Water Committee. She has also served as chair of the Editorial Committee, Open Water Task Force, and Branding Task Force. One of Lynn's many strengths is the ability to effectively communicate within the group she is leading. She has a unique ability to make those around her feel valued in their contribution to the final product. Lynn also served on U.S. Masters Swimming executive committee as the Zone Chair and has been a valued member of the Communications Committee, Long Distance Committee, Publication Management Committee, and the Records and Tabulations Committee. Lynn also chaired the Transition Team that was instrumental in allowing U.S. Masters Swimming to take editorial ownership of our member magazine. She continues to contribute to our communications strategy by organizing and publishing web content for usms.org and as editor of the Calendar of Events. Lynn is also active within her LMSC. She has held various positions over the years, including club President, Vice President, Social Chair, Membership Chair, and LMSC Sanctions Chair and board member. Lynn was also a co-founder and is meet registrar of the Jim McDonnell Lake Swims, which is now in it's twenty third year. Lynn is the epitome of a dedicated volunteer to U.S. Masters Swimming as shown by these few examples we have talked about. She is often the first person we think about when a new challenge faces U.S. Masters Swimming that needs an objective, reliable and knowledgeable leader—and while Lynn does not seek recognition for her work we are proud to give her that recognition as this year's Ransom J. Arthur Award winner. Please join me in thanking Lynn for her service to U.S. Masters swimming and congratulating her for being the 2010 Ransom J. Arthur Award recipient.

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

  Bobby PattenBobby coaches Dallas Aquatic Masters.

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

  Paige BuehlerInland Northwest LMSC
  Victor BuehlerFlorida LMSC
  Glenda CarrollPacific LMSC
  Ralph DavisMichigan LMSC
  Doug GarciaColorado LMSC
  Sally GuthrieMichigan LMSC
  Caroline LambertPacific LMSC
  Sue MouchaFlorida LMSC
  Tina NeillMinnesota LMSC
  Fred NelisMichigan LMSC
  Ellen ParchenMontana LMSC
  Jeffrey RoddinPotomac Valley LMSC
  Ann Svenson
  Joel WilsonPacific LMSC
  Jill WrightSnake River LMSC

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award

  Chris CampbellChris coaches the Mountain View Masters.
  Frank "Skip" ThompsonSkip coaches the Michigan Masters.
  Stuart KahnStu coaches the Davis Aquatic Masters.
  Patti Scott-BaierPatti coaches the Tuolomne County Aquatic Masters.
  Cokie LepinskiCokie coaches the Marine Co. Pirates.
  Wendy NeelyWendy coaches the Federal Way Masters.
  Robert BabiakBob coaches the O*H*I*O Masters club.
  Suzanne GrebeSuzanne coaches the Milford Masters.
  Michael E. LynchMike coaches the Peninsula Covenant Masters.
  Reed BarnitzReed coaches the New Mexico Chargers Masters.

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Club of the Year Award

  Asphalt Green Unified Aquatic Masters

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

  Pacific Masters LMSCThe Pacific Masters Communications team includes Joanne Berven - newsletter editor, Caroline Lambert - Facebook guru, Tracy Barbates, chief tweeter, and Michael Moore - Webmaster.

Recipients of The U.S. Masters Swimming Fitness Award

  Nancy BrownNancy has been committed to providing fitness opportunities for her swimmers for decades and she exemplifies the mission of USMS.

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

  Mark Moore

Recipients of The Ted Haartz U.S. Masters Swimming Staff Appreciation Award

  George SimonGeorge has been the USMS Registration Committee chair since 2005. During the summer of 2007 he was very involved with the development and testing of the on line registration system. He led the weekly calls with the software developers where discussions of problems and enhancements occurred and he continues to be an active participant. George developed the On Line Tutorials which assist the LMSC registrars with instructions on how to use the program, create reports, and fix errors. He continues to monitor and correct billing and invoice problems that sometimes occur when a member makes a mistake while registering. George's assistance and support has been tremendously valuable to the USMS staff and the success of the USMS on line registration program.

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

  Richard BurnsHonor Swimmer
  Lois Kivi Nochman
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