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Coach of the Year | Contributor of the Year | Distinguished Service | Appreciation Award | Frank Wuest Open Water Swimming Award

Any NELMSC member or club can make nominations for the following awards by submitting a completed nomination form by the published deadline, March 1, 2019. 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 following the nomination deadline and will announce the winners at the NELMSC Short Course Yards Championships, March 22-24, 2019. The Frank Wuest Open Water Swimming Award will be presented at Distance Day on March 16.

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

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.

Recipients

2018 Dan Rogacki

2016 Alford Green

2015 David Graham

2014 Crystie McGrail

2014 Frank McQuiggan

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.

Recipients

2016 Douglas Sayles

2015 Bill Ewan

2014 Sue Jensen

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.

Recipients

2018 Rick Osterberg

The Frank Wuest Open Water Swimming Award was established in honor of Frank Wuest to recognize outstanding contributions to open water and Masters Swimming in New England. Frank demonstrated an extraordinary passion for the sport of swimming and a deep commitment to its community. This award may be presented annually based on sportsmanship, mentorship, camaraderie, love of sport, hard work, event participation, promotion of swimming, and more. Nominees must be currently registered members of the NELMSC.

Recipients

2018 Maura Twomey

2018 Paul Goudreau

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.

Recipients

2018 Lifetime Appreciation Award Priscilla Davis

2018 David Graham

2018 Joel Feldmann

2018 NELMSC Officials

Priscilla Davis

Mary Anne Lustgraaf

Bob Fredette

Jack Kurkul

Ed Gardner

Bob Menck

Ken Galica

Lisa Black Shouldko

Betsy Russell

Sue Hoey

Cam Townsend

Steve Davidson

Steve McAlarney