USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Officials Excellence Award



Recipient: Pat Baker
Year: 2018
LMSC: Florida

Pat became a certified swimming official more than 35 years ago, holding certifications from USA-Swimming, NCAA, YMCA, National Federation of High Schools, and USMS. On the USA-S side, she’s worked National and Junior National Championships, two International meets and four Olympic Trials. She’s officiated at NCAA championship meets for twelve years and has officiated at Paralympics and Special Olympics.

Fifteen years ago Pat found USMS and a new “home”. She joined the USMS Officials Committee and started attending USMS National meets. Pat has been a USMS Meet Referee several times and refereed at IGLA and Gay Games. She’s officiated at four FINA Masters international meets and countless local and zone meets. Her prolonged service and contributions to USMS at all levels is unsurpassed. Pat’s positive and cheerful demeanor has positively impacted USMS every time she’s on the pool deck.