Christi Ciraulo Receives 2009 Dorothy Donnelly Award
Making more open water events
Three years ago Christie Ciraulo took over the Open Water Committee for Southern Pacific. She resurrected the open water points competition, and has been working with all of our open water events to ensure compliance with USMS rules, publicity to attract participants, and coordination of information for the newsletter. The open water points competition requires tallying all of the results from all of the open water events to determine the winners, purchasing awards and delivering the awards to the swimmers. This is an enormous amount of work, and it has helped our open water swims reach record participation in the last few years.
Christie has also been working with new venues to add additional open water events to our schedule. This year we are looking forward to a new swim in Lake Mead. In addition, Christie is a valued member of the Southern Pacific Committee, and supports our efforts on the club, LSMC and national level.