USMS Award Recipient

Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award


Recipient: Michael W. Moore
Year: 2017
LMSC: Pacific

The hardest part of recognizing Michael Moore is listing all the things he has done for Masters swimming. Michael’s contributions span decades of service in all of the categories – national, LMSC, and club, as well as outreach beyond the confines of Masters. Locally, he officiated or participated at many of the local LMSC events as judge, starter, referee, or meet director.

As one of his greatest impacts, Michael saw over 20 years ago that developing technology would enhance communications within the Pacific swimming community and developed one of the first LMSC websites. The website was accompanied by his biweekly email update to keep all members current on announcements, schedules, and meet results. His updates were sent to over 18,000 recipients during his tenure.

For our national organization, Michael has served for over a decade as a member of more than ten different committees and for five years as a member of our Board of Directors. He also acted as Chair of the volunteer organizing committee for the XI FINA World Championships held at Stanford, California in 2006. This international event included all five aquatic Masters sports (swimming, diving, synchro, open water and water polo) at multiple local venues held over a two-week period with over 5,500 competitors.

With his low-key demeanor and constant smile on his face, Michael's numerous contributions over many years to our organization are remembered and appreciated.