USMS Award Recipient

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

Recipient: Brandon Vail
Year: 2008
LMSC: Nebraska

In 2007, a young man named Brandon Vail was hired to start an adult swim program in a city facility tucked between a cornfield and a high school in Omaha Neb. Great things happened over the next year as Brandon’s enthusiasm, passion, and creative coaching has grown a couple of lap swimmers into a thriving club of dedicated Masters swimmers. From Twinkie relays and attention to every swimmer in a workout to his bimonthly newsletter and ongoing marketing efforts—Brandon has done it all.