Swimmer of the Year
1. The purpose of the award is to recognize SPMS swimmers each year, male and female, who have displayed exemplary commitment to Masters swimming, achieved personal success at SPMS swim meets and/or open water events, and have been an inspiration to others.
2. The criteria for the award are as follows:
a. Has been a member of SPMS during the year under consideration.
b. Has competed in at least two SPMS meets or SPMS-sanctioned open water events during the time period under consideration.
3. Nominations and Selection:
a. Nominations can be made by any SPMS swimmer or SPMS club in the form of a written statement based on the criteria above.
b. Nominations and a maximum of four supporting letters should be submitted by email to the SPMS Member at Large or mailed to the SPMS office.
c. Nominations must be received on or before October 15th.
d. A Male Swimmer of the Year and a Female Swimmer of the Year shall be selected by the SPMS Awards Committee headed by the Member-at-Large.
e. The awards shall be presented at the SPMS Short Course Meters Championships.
|2021||Doug Kajiwara||Bev Montrella|
|2019||Steve West||Bonnie Spivey|
|2018||Jonathan Pierce||Karen Younkins|
|2017||Ralph Porrazzo (Rose Bowl)||Veronica Hibben (UCLA)|
|2016||Mario Marshall||Becky Cleavenger|
|2015||Mike Freshley||Christie Ciraulo|
|2014||Hubie Kerns||Sarah Condor|
|2013||Brian Kremers||Bev Montrella|
|2012||Dan Stephenson||Cynthia J Lewis|
|2011||Ed Moses||Janet Evans|
|2010||Jim McConica||Maurine Kornfeld|
|2009||Jamie Fowler||Ahelee Osborn|
|2008||Jurgen Schmidt||Rita Simonton|
|2003||Erik Hochstein||Rita Simonton|
|2002||Frank Piemme||Karen Melick|
|2001||Dan Wegner||Dawn Heckman|
|2000||Frank Piemme||Madeleine Miller|
|1999||Jurgen Schmidt||Wenke Hansen|
|1998||Walter Pfeiffer||Rita Simonton|
|1997||Jeff Farrell||Maxine Merlino|
|1996||Boo Graner-Gallas||Diane Graner-Gallas|