Local Service Awards

Any NELMSC member or club can make nominations for the following awards by submitting a completed nomination form by the published deadline, May 19th, 2017. Nomination announcements for all awards shall be published in the NELMSC newsletter and displayed on this website as well as our Facebook page.

The NELMSC board shall make the selections at the first meeting following the nomination deadline and will announce the winners at the NELMSC Annual Board Meeting, which is held on the first or second Sunday of June. 


Coach of the Year Award

The Coach of the Year Award recognizes the NELMSC swimming coach who has demonstrated outstanding coaching qualities, club development, and overall NELMSC participation during the preceding year and over the coach's career with their club. This award may be given annually to one individual based on competitive and non-competitive factors such as club size and growth, club participation and results in various events, personal involvement in publications, clinics, and lectures, and contributions to USMS and NELMSC. The NELMSC Coach of the Year recipient will be nominated for the USMS Coach of the Year Award by July 1.


Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding long-term service to NELMSC. This award may be given annually to one individual based on leadership, membership recruitment, program development, and promotion of Masters Swimming at the club, NELMSC, and national levels. Nominees must have maintained current NELMSC registration for the last ten years.


Contributor of the Year Award

The Contributor of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions to Masters Swimming during the preceding year. This award may be given annually to one individual based on support and leadership, membership recruitment, program development, and promotion of Masters Swimming at the club, NELMSC, and national levels during the year under consideration.


Appreciation Award

The Appreciation Award is designed to express special thanks to individuals who have made significant contributions to NELMSC. This award may be presented to multiple individuals who have made significant contributions toward the conduct, leadership, and support of NELMSC or its registered clubs. Nominees must have maintained current NELMSC registration for the last five years.


Please submit questions and suggestions to Awards & Recognitions Chair, Tara Mack.