USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Officials Excellence Award

Recipient: Herbert Schwab
Year: 2020
LMSC: Gulf

Herb Schwab became a certified official in 1992. He officiated swim meets for USMS, NCAA and USA-Swimming. Herb first started officiating at Masters Meets in 2007 when he was the Meet Referee at the South Central Short Course Championships at the University of Houston. Since that time, he was involved with countless LMSC meets and many Zone Championships in Houston, Austin, and College Station, Texas. Herb was the Administrative Referee at The Woodlands, TX Summer Nationals held in 2007 and since then, had officiated at every USMS National Championship meet.

Herb proved himself to be so valuable in the Admin Referee arena that in 2017 that in 2017 he was hired by USMS to be its Hy-Tek Meet Manager Specialist. He also was the Administrative Referee for the 2018 UANA Pan American Championships in Orlando. Herb was the Administrative Referee for the State and National Senior Games, USA Masters Games and the IGLA Championships in 2019.

Herb served on the USMS Officials Committee from 2013-2019. He also served as the LMSC Officials Chair for the Gulf LMSC.