Walt Reid Receives 1992 Ransom Arthur Award
Accuracy and integrity of Top 10
Walt Reid was honored with the 1992 Ransom Arthur Award in recognition of his long-standing service at the club, LMSC, national, and world level. He became active in the Pacific Northwest LMSC in 1979 and served as the official preparer of results for many years. Walt also participated in the newsletter committee, relay committee, nominations committee, and the ad hoc computer committee. He has maintained PNA Top Ten times as well as records.
On the national level, Walt began attending USMS convention in 1984 and became chair of the Records and Tabulation committee in 1987. He introduced Short Course Meters Top Ten and Records and compiled all USMS records for many years. Walt developed and provided to the LMSCs a computer program to compile Top Ten and interface with the National Top Ten database.
Walt began producing the World MSI Top Ten in 1987 and become the MSI Top Ten Recorder in 1989, a position held for many years. Walt’s contributions to swimmers on the local and national level make him a deserving recipient of the Ransom Arthur award.
Walt received the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award in 2006: Walt maintains catalogued files of swimmers, times, ages and remembers a bit about each swimmer and event. He has been PNA's Records Chair, and he certifies the results and submits times for the USMS Top Ten after every meet. Nationally, he has been the Chair of the Records and Tabulations Committee. He is also the Top 10 Director and World Records Chair to FINA.