The History of U.S. Masters Swimming will be featured during a presentation at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival, May 9-12, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The USMS presentation will be Thursday, May 10, at 7:30pm.
Meegan Wilson, Chair of the USMS History & Archives Committee, will introduce John Spannuth and Bob Beach. John Spannuth hosted the first National Masters Swimming Championships in 1970 in Amarillo, TX. He will present a brief history of USMS. Bob Beach, who was vice-chairman of the National Masters Committee of AAU between 1971 and 1977, will walk the audience down memory lane with a collection of photos and artifacts from the early days of USMS. The session will close with a screening of the “We Are USMS” promotional video.