USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award


Recipient: Christopher Colburn
Year: 2009
LMSC: Illinois

Chris has been involved with masters swimming before his age allowed him to join.  As a youngster, he coached masters swimmers in Adirondack LMSC in 1990, joining masters swimming three years later.  He went on to coaching and swimming at Rush-Copley, Naperville Waves, and Academy Bullets.  He hosted swim clinics for Central Illinois and the surrounding Chicago area, and contributed to his LMSC by serving on its communication and coaches committees, as webmaster/IT Director, and also as Chair and Vice Chair of Illinois LMSC.  At the National level Chris has been involved with the USMS Coaches Committee, being vital in organizing the on deck coaching for past national championships.