USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award


Recipient: Kerry O’Brien
Year: 2007
LMSC: Pacific

Kerry won the USMS Coach of the year award in 1988 and coached multiple national and world championship teams and individuals. However, his volunteer contributions to the LMSC and USMS were even more amazing. He was Pacific Coaches Chair and co-chair, an active member of the USMS Coaches Committee. He was Vice-President of the Masters Aquatic Coaches Association, the forerunner of the USMS Coaches Committee.  He presented multiple coaches clinics for his LMSC and for individual clubs. In the early 90's, he introduced the Coach Mentor Program to USMS. Every winter he hosted the nationally recognized Walnut Creek Intensive Training Camp. He branched out in USMS and served on both the Championship Committee and the Recognition and Awards Committee.