USMS Award Recipient

Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

Recipient: Enid Uhrich
Year: 1980
LMSC: New England

Enid Uhrich was a dominant force in keeping Masters swimming running smoothly behind the scenes during the first decade of its existence. While she attended numerous competitions, she rarely competed, choosing instead to be part of the management of the competitions. Enid seeded heats and formulated and ran software programs for recording results. She was never averse to rounding up “volunteers” from the deck or audience to fill missing slots of timers and officials. 

Enid’s career in Masters swimming began when she served as the meet director for New England’s first Masters meet in 1972. She developed a cutting-edge database program to manage the club. Eventually Enid was tapped to compile records and Top Ten finishes for all of the women in USMS. She also served as USMS Secretary from 1978-1981 during Ted Haartz’s term as USMS President. Enid received the Captain Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award along with Ed Reed in 1980.