Friend of Swimming -- J. Tom Welch, Conway
A devoted volunteer for swimming in the Conway area for more than 25 years. Welch has served in every capacity officiating swimming competitions for the Hendrix AquaKids, Conway H.S., Hendrix College, UCA, AWISA, and AIC meets. Welch has also served as an official at Hendrix hosted Masters Swimming meets. He has served as starter and diving judge at the National YMCA Championship in 1969, and starter at the National NAIA Championships in 1966, 1985 and 1986. Welch has received service awards from the AIC in 1983 and from the Hendrix College in 1986. He has also been act in organizing swimming programs for the Boy Scouts of America.