Coach Klaas inducted into PNS Hall of Fame

07/31/2010: On July 31, PNS inducted the 2010 class into the Hall of Fame.  Two athletes, two coaches and two contributors were elected into the Hall.  Backstroke standout from Puyallup in the 1990's Jamie Reid (now of Orlando, FL) was inducted based on her string of National Championships.  Don Winant (now living in Spokane), distance swimmer from the 1970's was ranked 9th in the world in the 400 IM.  Puyallup Aquatic Club (now South Sound Titans) coach Rick Benner (who coached Megan Quann and Jamie Reid in their teen years, and now resides and coaches in Manassas, VA) was inducted as a Coach member, as was Tacoma Swim Club's Jay Benner.  Jay's accomplishments included coaching Dana Kirk and Nathan Adrian. Long-time PNS volunteer and coach Klaas Schenk  (Head Coach - Bellevue Club Swim Team) was recognized for his contributions to the PNS Board of Directors and swimming in the Pacific Northwest.  Lyle Campbell (recently retired from 30 years at the South Snohomish County Dolphins) was also inducted due to his selfless history of volunteering at the PNS Board and Committee level, as well as on the National stage.
The induction ceremony was held on deck at the PNS Long Course Championships as a prelude to the Finals Session on Saturday night.  Existing Hall of Fame members Bob Regan, Dick Hannula, Bob Miller, Rick Collela and Lynn Collela Bell were on hand to present the induction plaques and welcome the latest inductees into this distinguished Hall of Fame.
 Pictured left to right are Don Winant, Klaas Schenk, Lyle Campbell, Rick Benner and Jay Benner