October 5, 2019
The Montana Swimming officials voted to award Mike O'Neil (BAC) and Anne Kittleson (GFST) their top awards for the year during their recent meeting in Butte.
Mike O'Neil, a referee with the Billings Aquatic Club, received the Excellence in Officiating Award given to the outstanding official in the LSC. This summer Mike served as a starter at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in Des Moines, was a starter at both the Montana Swimming Short Course and Long Course State Championships, and served as a starter at the Northwest Age Group Championships in Federal Way in March.
Anne Kittleson from Great Falls received the Mark Hallgrimson Award given to the outstanding stroke and turn official in the LSC. Anne is long time stroke and turn official serving on multiple pool decks around the state for high school, Montana Swimming, and Special Olympics swim meets.
Congratulations Mike and Anne!