USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Recipient: Joy Ward
Year: 2020
LMSC: Oregon

A long-time member of Oregon Masters, Joy served as the Safety Committee Chair for sixteen years. She assured that each meet director had the necessary information to run a safe meet. She provided guidelines, incident reports, safety signs, marshal vests, and stopwatches to every meet site. At the end of each meet, Joy gathered all of the materials and stored them so they would be ready to transport to the next meet. She also played a key role during the 2016 USMS Summer Nationals in Oregon. She helped coordinate and oversee the EMTs and aquatic center staff and made sure the appropriate forms were completed after medical situations.