October 6, 2017
Phil Dolan, a referee from the Helena Lions Swim Team, was selected to receive the Montana Swimming Excellence e in Officiating Award by the officials when they met on September 30, 2017. Phil is an outstanding official having served many years on the deck for both age group and high school swimming. He recently completed his referee training and attended the USA Swimming New Referees Clinic in Denver. Phil's dedication and service was recognized by his fellow officials as they selected him to receive their top award for the year. Phil's award was announced during the referee's clinic in Denver surprising him with the news. The announcement and his photo were posted on Instagram and Facebook where he joined the ranks of #OfficiallyAwesome!
Darrell Bauman, a stroke and turn official with the Peak Waves Swim Team in Great Falls, was selected to receive the Mark Hallgrimson Award which recognizes an outstanding stroke and turn official in Montana Swimming. Darrell can be found on the deck at age group meets and high school meets across the state giving generously of his time and talents to make swimming better for the athletes.
Congratulations Phil and Darrell!