USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award

Recipient: Kathryn Gregory
Year: 2008
LMSC: Virginia

In 1998 Masters swimmer Kathryn Gregory relocated from Maryland to Kilmarnock, Va. She joined a small health club, which featured a five-lane pool to continue her training and worked closely with the club owner to develop a Masters program. When their efforts to find a coach were exhausted, Kathryn made it happen by stepping into the role as coach and building the program from scratch. Her swimmers say she does not miss a thing with creative workouts that challenge swimmers and individualizing the sets to meet the needs of each swimmer. She has taken Stripers swimmers to YMCA Nationals in 2004, 2006, and 2008 and makes time to do continuing education in the field of coaching.