October 4, 2021
This past Saturday was the IN Swimming LSC Annual HOD (House of Delegates) Meeting. This meeting annually brings together all the Indiana Club teams: coaches, team reps and athletes for meetings, elections, technical legislation, budget discussions, special speakers and more. FORT Wayne Swim Team was represented by Coach John Gibson, Coach Ben Sutton and athletes Owen Dankert, Kirsten Lee and Lexi Jankowski. Owen, Kirsten and Lexi were involved in an athlete meeting as well that included guest speaker Michael Brinegar-2020 Tokyo Olympian and elections for IN Swimming Athlete Reps – which Owen Dankert was elected as the IN Swimming JR Athlete Rep. The HOD guest speaker was Joel Shinefield the USA Swimming Managing Director of Sport Performance. Coach John Gibson was elected to serve on the IN Swimming Administrative Board of Review. Coach Ben Sutton was awarded the Indiana Swimming LSC Outstanding Service Award for his outstanding volunteer service to IN Swimming. FORT Wayne Swim Team was recognized as a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club Excellence Team-one of only two teams in Indiana and as a USA Swimming Level 4 Club Recognition Team-one of only 5 teams in Indiana. ALL of our swimmers, parents, coaches, officials, families, friends, etc. should be extremely proud of our team. Amazing things are possible when we all work together and support each other! Let’s keep things going-we want FORT to be the best TEAM it can be! Go FORT!!