USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Fitness Award

Recipient: Mary Sweat
Year: 2007
LMSC: Oregon

Mary Sweat received the U.S. Masters Fitness Award in 2007. During that year a new event was introduced by the Fitness Committee to U.S. Masters swimming, a program to track distance entitled "Go the Distance." Commonly known as GTD, the initial year of this event proved to be very successful, with 367 swimmers participating. The program, free to any registered swimmer, allows for the swimmers to enter the distance that they swim each month, tracking this throughout the year. Interesting milestone caps and patches were made available for purchase. This event was successful largely due to Mary's diligent effort of reporting and following up with each and every participant.