Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award was initiated in 2001.The recipient of this award is an individual who has demonstrated continuous swimming accomplishments along with outstanding voluntary contributions and a lifetime of dedication and devotion to the objectives of Masters Swimming in Michigan. To be eligible for this award, and individual must swim for Michigan Masters for at least 10 years. Current officers of the Michigan LMSC are eligible for this award while in office.

Past recipients are:
2017 – Bob Isbister
2016 – Bob Doud
2015 – Sally Guthrie
2014 – Gaard Arneson
2013 – Ken Danhof
2012 – Ralph Davis
2011 – Frank “Skip” Thompson
2010 – Ray Martin
2009 – Don Korten
2008 – George Newman
2007 – Lois Nochman
2006 – Edith Glusac
2005 – Wally Dobler
2004 – Jewel Cooke
2003 – Bob Heritier
2002 – award not presented
2001 – Charles Moss

 

Chetrick Award

This annual award was initiated in 1977 and is named after Dr. Myron Chetrick. The recipient of this award is an individual who has exhibited outstanding service and commitment to the spirit of Michigan Masters Swimming on either the State or National level. All Michigan Masters swimmers and volunteers, including current Officers of the Michigan LMSC, will be eligible for this award.

Past recipients are:
2017 – Jim Izzi
2016 – Ray Martin
2015 – Doug Handler
2014 – Denise Brown
2013 – Patrick Weiss
2012 – Jason Pacyau
2011 – Bob Crosby
2010 – Sally Guthrie
2009 – Fred Nelis
2008 – Paul Chaffee
2007 – Jacque Groenendyk
2006 – Milton French
2005 – Jim Coleman
2004 – Ralph Davis
2003 – Dennis McManus
2002 – Paul Wright
2001 – Eric Nordlund
2000 – Don Kroeger
1999 – Don Korten
1998 – Wally Dobler
1997 – Phyllis Reid
1996 – Ken Danhof
1995 – Sallie Thompson
1994 – Bob Isbister
1993 – Beth Rice
1992 – George Newman
1991 – Frank “Skip” Thompson
1990 – Jennifer Parks
1989 – Marilyn Early
1988 – Gail Dummer
1987 – Richard Tenhoor
1986 – Tom Spear
1985 – Carol Rhudy
1984 – Lynne Weir
1983 – Dennis Carter
1982 – Hank Hoover
1981 – Bo Rhudy
1980 – Bob Heritier/Bill King
1979 – Charles Moss
1978 – Jean Garbus
1977 – George Van

 

Lawrence Award

This award was initiated in 1978 and is named after Bob Lawrence. The recipient of this award is a Michigan Masters Swimmer who has achieved outstanding performances in National competition over the last year as well as over their long-term swimming career. Examples of National competition include the following: USMS All-American selections, National and World Number One Swims in yearly Top-Ten rankings, USMS National and FINA World Records, USMS National Championship Meet and FINA World Championship Meet Titles, FINA World and USMS National Top-Ten Rankings. Additional examples for consideration include: YMCA National Records or YMCA Championship Meet Titles and Michigan Masters State Records or State Championship Meet Titles.

Past recipients are:
2017 – Wallie Jeffries
2016 – Randy Parker
2015 – Megan Kowalske
2014 – Christian VanderKaay
2013 – Ryan Papa
2012 – Frank Cody
2011 – Donald Pope
2010 – Alec Mull
2009 – Bob Doud
2008 – Kevin Doak
2007 – Denise Brown
2006 – Corrin Popps
2005 – Miriam Nowak
2004 – Sherry Puthoff
2003 – Don Korten
2002 – Larry Day
2001 – Michael Green
2000 – Joe Tristan
1999 – Edith Glusac
1998 – Beverly Myers
1997 – Bob Heritier
1996 – Jewel Cooke
1995 – Frank “Skip” Thompson
1994 – Dave Shepherd
1993 – Bob Jennings
1992 – Wally Dobler
1991 – Lois Nochman
1990 – Dan Stephenson
1989 – Charles Moss
1988 – Marc Schlatter
1987 – Paul Karas
1986 – Ed Gray
1985 – Lynn Allsup
1984 – Howard Braden
1983 – Don Hildum
1982 – Melinda Mann
1981 – Tom Koenig
1980 – Ed Brown
1979 – Jennifer Parks
1978 – Ray Martin

 

Michigan Masters Scholarship Award

The purpose of this annual $1000 scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to elegible michigan Masters family members who are attending college as undergraduate students.

Past recipients are:
2016 – Sloane Lynch
2015 – Kara Popps
2014 – Arthur Stepanov
2013 – Arthur Stepanov
2012 – Casey Grebe
2011 – Kyle Kreps
2010 – Kyle Kreps
2009 – Kyle Kreps & Christopher Follick
2008 – Griffin Williams

 

Lynne Award

This award was initiated in 1999 and is named after former Michigan Masters President Lynne Weir, for “courage and tenacity”, continuing to swim after a major illness or injury.

Past recipients are:
2013 – Frank Cody
2012 – Carol Rhudy, Jody Jochman, Larry Day, Jenny Birmelin
2011 – Thomas Garmyn, Richard Szuba, Jim Wiley
2010 – Alison Badger, Don Korten, Don Ferencz
2009 – no award presented
2008 – J. John Reese
2007 – Ralph Davis
2006 – Edith Glusac, Jean Nelis
2005 – Karen Rosinski, Paul Chaffee, Ralph Davis
2004 – Wally Dobler
2003 – Laurie Kaguni, Lois Nochman, Marilyn Early
2002 – Paul Wright
2001 – Don Korten, Jewel Cooke
2000 – Bob Isbister, Fred Nelis, Dennis McManus, Theresa Niemi, Gaard Arneson, Bob Heritier
1999 – Gail Dummer, Charles Moss, Tom Moyer