Ross Wales Receives 1987 Ransom Arthur Award
Gave USMS its structure
Ross Wales was awarded the Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D. Award in 1987 in recognition of his service as President of United States Swimming in assisting United States Masters swimming become an independent not-for-profit corporate body. At the same time Ross was leading US Swimming out of the AAU.
Ross is an Olympian winning a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly in the 1968 Olympic Games, however he is not a USMS member, nor has he ever been one. He was awarded the 2004 Honor Contributor to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.