USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Recipient: Teri White
Year: 2020
LMSC: Pacific Northwest

Teri volunteered as an official at USMS meets in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade. Enthusiastic, friendly, and highly competent, she was a welcome presence on the pool deck. In 2015, she agreed to serve on the PNA board as the Officials Chair. She became a great resource for recruiting officials to volunteer at PNA’s meets. Teri made significant contributions to the development of the LMSC’s policies for officials and with her encouragement, PNA developed a policy to budget for and reimburse local officials when they travel to work at USMS National meets. During Teri’s time as the LMSC Officials Chair, she recruited a number of USA-S officials to work both local and national meets. She joined the USMS Officials Committee in 2015 and became the chair in 2017. Under her leadership, the USMS Officials Certification program expanded to include online training and certification. Many USA-S officials were certified as Masters officials.