USMS Award Recipient

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

Recipient: Mark Kutz
Year: 2012
LMSC: Virginia

With what began as an opportunity to provide the parents of the NOVA age group team with a positive fitness experience that has transcended into a part of the Virginia Masters Swim Team, Mark Kutz has wrapped his philosophy of “specific training” over “yardage training” in an enthusiastic and energetic deck presence that an entire community has bought into and made a priority for their livelihood. From this approach, and an encouraging and enthusiastic deck presence, have come some very strong performances at the national and international levels.