USMS Award Recipient

Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award


Recipient: Kathrine Casey
Year: 1993
LMSC: Pacific Northwest


Absolutely everyone who has attended a USMS National Convention knows Kathy Casey, recipient of the 1993 Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award along with co-recipient Gail Dummer. She shares her home with Walt Reid (USMS Top Ten Chair), and it could be called a “USMS substation”. As USMS Rule Book editor, Kathy could expect a call at any time, and one could count on prompt and courteous answers to most questions.

Kathy became a member and coach of the Fort Steilacoom Masters Swim Club in 1978. She represented her team on the Pacific Northwest LMSC board.  As a PNA board member, Kathy organized and hosted numerous meet banquets, organized developmental meets, edited The WetSet newsletter, served as board secretary, served as relay chair for regional, national, and international meets, co-chaired the Meets Committee and much more. Kathy developed a meet schedule for regional meets, designed a time card that became commonly used in numerous LMSCs, and published regional policies and minutes.

On the national level Kathy co-chaired the Ad Hoc Rule Book Committee with Gail Dummer, producing USMS’s first rule book and the next three editions. She served as the Oceana Zone Representative for a number of years and published a well-received newsletter, the Zone Chatter. Kathy also served as the USMS Liaison to the USS Adapted Swimming Committee, a member of the USMS Newsletter Staff, a member of the Championship Committee, and a member of the Long Range Planning Committee.