USMS Award Recipient

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

Recipient: Don Swalwell
Year: 2013
LMSC: Michigan

Coaching the Ann Arbor Masters for some 25 years, Don Swalwell brings a strong foothold of passion for both the sport and the people that embrace it as a foundational piece of a healthy lifestyle. By infusing balanced doses of technical teaching with an encouraging spirit he has proven to his swimmers that you can build confidence in ability as you would "build" technical aspects in a stroke. Ann Arbor Masters are not only a family of swimmers, but also a force to be reckoned with competitively, demonstrated at the Michigan State Masters Championships.