AK HOF Criteria

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Rules and Criteria
The Alaska Swimming Board of Directors will annually appoint a five (5) member committee of Alaska Swimming members and/or alumni to nominate and accept nominations for the Alaska Swimming Hall of Fame.  The committee will consist of the Age Group Chair, Senior Chair, the senior Coach Rep, and two (2) at large members.
Using the following criteria the committee will annually select no more than five new members to the Alaska Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Athlete:  A swimmer must have met the selection criteria as an Alaska Swimming member and at least 4 years must have passed since meeting the selection criteria. Selection and voting for achievement by an Alaska Swimming member’s swimmer should be based upon the following criteria, using this hierarchy guide for consideration:
  • National Team Member
  • Junior National Team Member
  • National/Jr National/US Open qualifier
    • Prioritized by the number of titles attained if necessary
  • Sectional Qualifier
    • Prioritized by the number of titles attained if necessary
  • Zone Team Member
    • Prioritized by the number of titles attained if necessary
  • Nationally Ranked Swim(s).
  • State Record Holder.
   **(all of the above as a USA swimmer, USA team member, or Alaska Swimming member)
  • Coach:  A coach must have a significant Alaska Swimming record coaching at least one swimmer who as met the above as prioritized. He/she must have been coaching not less than 15 years or at least 4 years if their career was cut short for exceptional reasons, such as illness or death.
  • Contributor:  A contributor must have a significant Alaska Swimming impact and have been active not less than 15 years. This would include coaches for consideration who may not have met the coach honoree criteria but who have made a significant contribution.
  • Milestone Achiever:  A milestone achiever must have innovated or achieved in a profound manner within or outside of Alaska Swimming.
Each Alaska Swimming Hall of Fame Class will be announced no later than 60 days of prior to the induction ceremony.  Each class will be inducted on the Saturday of that year’s Junior Olympic Championship.  The Hall of will be located at the Bartlett High School Pool with a virtual version at


Voting Policy

Nominees with bios will be distributed to the HOF committee.  Committee members will vote on their top 5 nominees in order of preference.  The votes will receive the following ‘points’.
1st place – 5 points
2nd place – 4 points
3rd place – 3 points
4th place – 2 points
5th place – 1 point
In order to be inducted into the HOF, nominees’ total points must be of equal or higher value than 2.5 points per committee member (for example, a 5 member committee would require 12.5 or more points).
Nominees may be selected and on the ballot a maximum of 5 times, before they are ineligible to be nominated again.