Club Swimmer of the Month Award
Coaches, use the following link to nominate your swimmers:
SPMS Club Swimmer of the Month Award Nomination link
1. The purpose of this award is to give coaches the opportunity on a monthly basis to recognize SPMS swimmers on their team based on the criteria in item 2 below. This is purely a tool that coaches may choose to take advantage of if they feel it would benefit their club and/or swimmers. No coach is obligated to take advantage of this opportunity.
2. The criteria for the award are as follows:
a. The individual was a member of local swim club and SPMS during the month under consideration.
b. The swimmer accomplished something outstanding in the opinion of the coach either at swim workouts or a swim competition. Examples could be a swimmer who attended the most workouts that month, swam butterfly stroke for the first time, dove off the blocks for first time, finally learned a flip turn, perfected his or her breathing, swam the greatest distance that month, swam a first open water swim of any form, swam in first swim meet, broke a personal best time that was difficult to accomplish, exhibited outstanding team spirit in some special way, etc.
a. Selection must be made by club coach. Only a coach can nominate a swimmer to receive this award.
b. Club coach or coaches can submit a maximum of one name per month per swim club.
c. Coach should submit name of Masters Swim Club, name of swimmer, month and year of award, and a brief statement of recipient’s accomplishment.
d. Coach should use link provided on SPMS website for submission.
e. Submission should be made by end of each month in order for recognition to appear the beginning of new month on website.
a. Club Swimmer of the Month shall be honored by the club coach who will be emailed a certificate to be printed out and presented to the recipient at appropriate and convenient time and place determined by the coach. It could be on deck before swim practice, at a team/club social, a club banquet, a holiday party, etc.
b. Recognition will also occur on SPMS website and newsletter.
a. Coaches are encouraged to participate as appropriate to situation.
b. Coach may submit a deserving swimmer each month or just occasionally as he or she desires. All submissions are welcome and voluntary.
6. General Goals:
a. Encourage all swimmers, especially those who may not participate in reward generating programs such as swim meets. It is an opportunity to reward fitness swimmers and new swimmers who perhaps have never won a ribbon or medal ever before.
b. Recognize continued improvement in all aspects of swimming.
c. Promote inter-club awareness and unity by posting accomplishments on the SPMS website and newsletter.
d. Attract and encourage new members by sharing information on Club Swimmer of the Month on the website to show that Masters Swimming is more than just competitive swimming.
e. Retain and recruit Master Swimmers.
f. Improve swimmer morale.
g. Increase practice attendance.
|Emil Halchev||Rose Bowl Masters||Chad Durieux||Great Attitude in workouts and open water!|
|Jack McCann||Long Beach Swim Club||Kim Onisko & Kenny Brisbin||Always positive and motivational at practice|
|Becky Cleavenger||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance 2023 LCM Regional Champs|
|Diane Smith||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance 2023 LCM Regional Champs|
|Julio Cienega||Rose Bowl Masters||Chad Durieux||Attitude, Helpful great teammate|
|Oscar Medel||Long Beach Grunions||Michael Dirlam||Shows enormous drive and perseverance at practice|
|Owen Lubow||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance 2023 LCM Regional Champs|
|Ryan Cox||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||SW Zone High Point & 10 Team Records|
|Stephanie Peacock||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||SW Zone Meet Performance & 6 Team Records|
|Anastasia Kurteeva||West Hollywood Aquatics||Kiley Ames||At IGLA, Anastasia won 10 gold medals|
|Christina Yen||Rose Bowl Masters||Chad Durieux||Attendance, Attitude and commitment|
|Eric Weber||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Great performances in workout and the Relay Meet|
|Sally Packard||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Great performances in workout and the Relay Meet|
|Helen Cox||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Butterfly Improvement at SCY Nationals|
|Niki Stokols||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Exceptional Performance at SCY Nationals 7 for 7|
|Davis DeFontes||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||May LC Swim Meet and Practice Performance|
|Elizabeth Olsheim||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Hard work, consistency, and meet performance.|
|Sharon Dill||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Hard work, consistency, and meet performance.|
|Alena Zikova||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||100% attendance during Polar Bear Challenge 27/27|
|Isabel Zipple||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||100% attendance during Polar Bear Challenge 27/27|
|Rosemary Price||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||100% attendance during Polar Bear Challenge 27/27|
|David O’Brian||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Improvement, hard work, and commitment|
|David O’Brien||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Improvement, Hard Work, and Commitment|
|Jocelyn Atkinson||Long Beach Grunions||Kenny Brisbin||Attended first meet in 30 years|
|Antonio Escobar||SilverPeak Performance||charles mcpeak||Dedicated volunteer w/passion for swimming & SPP|
|Doug Kajiwara||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance in One Hour Swim.|
|Marc Fontaine||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer and Technique|
|Mike Matthews||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance in One Hour Swim.|
|Calley Prezzano||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer, Best Attendance|
|Jeff Sullivan||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer and Technique|
|Lisa Bove||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer|
|Jessica Korner||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Great Effort, Consistency, and Improvement|
|Zeyad Ramadan||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Workout Performance, Consistency, Weight Loss|
|Jon Frankel||Mission Viejo Masters||Diana LaMar for Mark Moore||Positive, Cheerful, Dedicated, and Caring|
|Emily Christiansen||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Workout Performance, Consistency, & Hard Work|
|Kendrea Rivera||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Hard Work & Consistency at Workouts|
|Mary Kailihiwa||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer, Best Attendance|
|Lisa Inouye||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Swimmer Most improved Triathlete|
|Luke Claus||Cal Lutheran Masters Swimming||Mark Hontas||Extra effort, pool leadership and clock repair|
|Brendan Hickey||Southern California Aquatic Masters||DMITRY BANOV||Amazing effort and great results|
|James Tobin||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Performance at the SCM Champs -4 team records|
|Marci Baun||Southern California Aquatic Masters||RADA OWEN||Amazing effort and great results|
|George McNee||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Swam 1st meet in 30+Years! Swam 3 events!|
|Holly Watkinson||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Competed in First Swim Meet ! 100 Breast 100 Free|
|Vanessa Pryor||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Swam in 1st Swim Meet. 50 & 200 Free,100 Breast|
|Bennett Katz||Cal Lutheran Masters Swimming||Mark Hontus||For excellent attendance and pool leadership|
|Anthony Galvez||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||1st National Championship!|
|Jonathan Kretz||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Performance at Nat'ls and Winning Sharkfest Tahoe|
|Lindsay Holland||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||2 Top Ten Finishes at Nationals|
|Ray McLaughlin||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Best Attendance|
|Brent Buff||Las Vegas Masters||Victor Hecker||Positive attitude! Work ethic! Team spirit!|
|Anthony Galvez||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||Sub-Minute 100 and 500 Qualifier for Nationals|
|Anya Kolesnikoff||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||At her 1st Swim Meet EVER: 2 First Place Finishes!|
|Jarvis Marlow||Las Vegas Masters||Victor Hecker||Encouraging teammates, making jokes, training hard|
|Stephen Ball||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Very Fast Times at Matt Biondi Meet|
|Summer Serpas||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Completed 100 miles (GTD) for the first quarter|
|Walter Butler||Las Vegas Masters||Victor Hecker||Driving 91 yr old teammate to workout daily!|
|Ariel Baugh||SilverPeak Performance||Charles Mcpeak||At RB did sub min on the 100 y free!|
|Natasha Kopp||SilverPeak Performance||Charles Mcpeak||PRs in in all her events & F 50-54 age group high point at RB SCY 2019|
|Christian Barion||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Clay Evans||relay ironman and hero|
|Clive Edwards||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||All American 50 Breast and Top Ten Indiv and Relay|
|Rachel Pinto||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Clay Evans||for keeping swimming and keeping improving|
|Katie Adler||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||“PRed” her 2 miles at La Jolla 10 mile relay|
|Brian McAteer||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Clay Evans||won age group at zone championships|
|Jennifer Weiderman||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performances & Best Times !|
|Becky Cleavenger||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance at 2018 Spring Nationals|
|Chris Cook||The Claremont Club||Tyler Hauck||Continues to improve in all strokes|
|Doug Kajiawara||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Rossella Pescatori||workout ethics, great results and team support|
|Thomas Heydorff (Gus)||Aquatic Training Center Masters||Janice Akins||Focused training to reach goals|
|Spencer Allen||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||-3 sec.100 Free & Dedication in practice|
|Gary Ladinsky||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||1st Masters Swim Meet at 70! Wins 50 Free !|
|Matt Berkman||Mission Viejo Masters||Jeff Taylor||Rediscovering himself|
|Yvette K Mankerian||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||Great attitude with improved technique resulting in faster times and completion of her 1st triathlon!|
|Dustin Morris||Long Beach Grunions||Kenny Brisbin||Swam 1st 800 free nonstop at practice|
|Mansi Kinworthy||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||From Fearful Swimmer to Fearless Swimmer|
|Brendan Herlihy||Mission Viejo Masters||Jeff Taylor||Brendan is ready to put his training to the test.|
|Chris Fowler||Long Beach Grunions||Kenny Brisbin||Attended his 1st meet in 25 years|
|Kyung Lee||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Tragedy to Triumph at 2017 Malibu Triathlon|
|Tom Einstein||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Clay Evans||swimming 2 and sometimes 3 workouts a day!|
|John Cambell||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Practice and meet performance, and team support|
|Blanca Garcia||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||Seven ribbons in 1st swim Meet High Point for SPP|
|Brian McAteer||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Clay Evans||For swimming fast and being a great teammate|
|Bruce Walton||Mission Viejo Masters||Audrey Viers||Positive attitude and competitive spirit|
|Grahm Scott||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||1st sub minute 100 yard in practice|
|Keith Robinson||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Dropped over 26 seconds in his LCM swims in 2017|
|Blanca Garcia||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||High Point for SPP at her First Swim Meet!|
|Diane Smith||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||USMS 70-74 National Champion 2 Mile Cable Swim|
|Kris McPeak||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||My Runner Wife Has Become a Swimmer!|
|Ana Fradkin||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Rossella Pescatori||For organizing the team and relays at Nationals|
|Elizabeth Olsheim||Mission Viejo Masters||Tina Sanderson||Discipline in practice and competitive spirit!|
|Beata Konopka||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Outstanding Performance at 2017 Spring Nationals|
|Marlow Peterson||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Improvement, Performance, and Commitment|
|Gary Meisels||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Swimming Breakthough Freestyle 100 in under 1:25|
|Jennifer Batcheller||Mission Viejo Masters||Jeff Taylor||Exceptional effort and concentration at practice|
|Tom Reichhardt||SilverPeak Performance||Charles McPeak||1st Meet Block Start Flip Turn - New to Swimming|
|Jim Santy||Mission Viejo Masters||Tina Sanderson||Outstanding Competitive Drive and Spirit|
|Michael Chang||Southern California Aquatic Masters||Rossella Pescatori||At every meet and rallies others|
|Niki Stokols||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||1st Time 400 IM, 200 Fly & 200 Breast, Rose Bowl|
|Carolyn Kluss||Mission Viejo Masters||Tina Sanderson||Continued Improvement and Team Leader|
|Denise Hearst||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Winner of Open Water Series and Postal 400 Kick|
|Duran DesBaillets||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Consistent Workout Effort and Marked Improvement|
|Jim Elowitt||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Great Improvement in Speed and Endurance|
|Ken Umholtz||Ojai Masters||Rick Goeden||Dedication and Meet consistency|
|Elaine Eddinger||Long Beach Grunions||Kenny Brisbin||Excellent Improvement|
|Renee McDonough||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Commitment to Technique & Positive Team Spirit|
|Patty George||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Improvement,Team Support, and Outstanding Effort,|
|Roger Anderson||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Most Improved Open Water Swimmer|
|Becky Cleavenger||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Excellent performance SCY Nat's Ten Top Ten Swims|
|Karin Wegner||Las Vegas Masters||Vic Hecker||Helped LVM win SPMS Regionals!|
|Christopher Lee||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno||Displaced by SoCalGas Co. Never missed Workouts|
|Niki Stokols||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Consistent Effort, Improvement,Team Support|
|Leslie Monroe||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Excellent Improvement in Swimming and Triathlon|
|Vickie Olney||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Excellent improvement and Dedication to Workouts|
|Suzanne Baird||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Consistent Effort, Attendance and Improvement|
|Claire Scullion||Mission Viejo Masters||Tina Sanderson||Consistent, trains smart and a great attitude|
|Lou Silbermann||Desert Olympic Tritons||Ben Hobbins||89 years old young, 'Spirit Of Tritons' SMPS Icon|
|Mark Losinski||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Remarkable time improvements 1st Top Ten USMS time|
|Mark Losinski||Conejo Valley Masters||Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno||Mark has dropped dozens of seconds on this times|
|Sunday Servey Tomlin||Palm Springs Piranha Masters||Amanda Stone||10 Second Time drop in 100 Free|
|Tami Barrera||Mission Viejo Masters||Mark Moore||Workout Attendance & Daily Doubles twice a week|