Encouraging More Adults to Swim

Dick Pitman Receives The 2013 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Sally Dillon | April 8, 2014

A long-time volunteer for the Wisconsin LMSC was honored with the USMS Service Award at the recent USMS Convention held in Garden Grove, Calif. Dick Pitman has been a continuous member since at least 1984.

He started Masters Swimming when he realized his fitness level was diminishing, and since then, he has been a valued and respected member of the WI LMSC. Dick has helped grow the membership around Madison and he has served in many capacities on the LMSC Board including holding the position of chairman for a number of years.

Dick is well known for directing the Badger State Games, which eventually led to an annual Long Course meet. He also directed the Madison Open Water Swims (MOWS), which has twice served as a USMS National Championship and draws swimmers from all over the country.

Beyond Dick's volunteerism in Wisconsin, he attends the USMS Convention each year and serves as a Wisconsin delegate and on the Legislation Committee. USMS is proud to honor Dick Pitman with the Service Award in 2013!

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