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USA Swimming Outstanding Service Award

Volunteer of the Year

The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize the invaluable contribution to the volunteer service to USA Swimming. The award, sponsored by ConocoPhillips, is presented annually to an honoree named by each of the 60 Local Swimming Committees (LSC). Selection criteria considers quality, level and years of volunteer service in elected or appointed positions from among the categories of administrator, official, and coach.

USA Swimming and ConocoPhillips take great pride in honoring the role of the volunteer as an important investment in the future of all swimming athletes and the growth of the programs they represent.

Volunteers have been the heart and strength of American swimming, and their special gifts of time, talent and devotion to local swimming programs make USA Swimming what it is today.

Volunteers of the Year

1996

Bob Garland

Ridgecrest

1995

John Julian

Clovis

1994

George Christian

Bakersfield

1993

Jean Thompson

Clovis

1992

Renee Patterson

Fresno

1991

Gil Williams

Merced

1990

Judy Wade

Visalia

1989

John Kinney

Fowler

1988

Paul & Barbara Johnson

Tulare

1987

Bud Jewett

Fig Garden

1986

Bill Kubik

Visalia

1985

Francis Gum

Lindsay

1984

Neal & Pauline Hubbell

Clovis

1983

Juanita Allington

Firebaugh

1982

Ron & Carmen Greenwood

Fresno

1981

Fran Porter

Lindsay

 

2013

Barry Schab

Clovis

2012

Ahmed Khieralla

Bakersfield

2011

Christy & Randy Rocca

Fresno

2010

Mary Flatman

Ridgecrest

2009

Shauna Rhea

Tulare

2008

Dowain Wright

Clovis

2007

Spencer Harris

Bakersfield

2006

Beverly Klatt

Fresno

2004

Luanne Aakhus

Bakersfield

2003

Jim Patterson

Fresno

2002

Jerry Renna

Clovis

2001

Shawn Holbrook

Clovis

2000

Mitch King

Tulare

1999

Diane Anderson

Clovis

1998

Sue Renna

Clovis

1997

Rick Klatt

Fresno

 

 Fran Porter Lifetime Service Award

Annually, Central California Swimming recognizes a volunteer for their contribution of time and energy to the sport of swimming. Occasionally, a volunteer comes to Central California Swimming whose passion for swimming is unparalleled, and whose dedication and unfettered giving to the athletes of the sport demand special recognition.

For this reason, Central California Swimming established the Fran Porter Lifetime Service Award in 1993. Named in honor of its first recipient, this award recognizes special individuals who epitomize the true spirit of volunteerism.

Life Time Service Award Recipients

The recipient of this award has contributed a lifetime of selfless dedication to Central California Swimming. In November of 1993, the first ever award was made to the most selfless of men. A man who has volunteered his time, energy, experience, and enthusiasm for the benefit of swimmers for the last forty plus years. It is with great pride that CCS awards its Lifetime Service Award to

Fran Porter

Lindsay

The second recipient of this award is a person who also contributed greatly to Central California Swimming. She worked tirelessly to improve CCS during her four terms as General Chairman. Her efforts elevated the level of officiating in CCS to one of National renown. CCS is proud to present its second Lifetime Service Award to

Pauline Hubbell

Clovis

On March 13, 2005 in a pool side ceremony at Short Course JOs in Bakersfield, CCS awarded the Fran Porter Lifetime Achievement award to the third recipient. He has contributed uncounted hours as an official and by holding many offices and chairs for CCS. Among the various positions he has held, he has been the Adminisistrative Vice-Chairman, the Records/Top 16 Chairman, Officials Chairman and the Awards Chairman. CCS proudly adds to the illustrious ranks of the holders of this award the name of

George Christian

Bakersfield

On July 19, 2014 in a pool side ceremony at Long Course JOs held at Clovis West High School, CCS awarded the Fran Porter Lifetime Achievement award to the fourth recipient and first coach to receive this award. He has been involved with swimming virtually his entire life as an athlete at the University of New Mexico, as a coach and mentor, and as a volunteer. He has been involved with CCS for more than 30 years as a club representative to the CCS House of Delegates and as an officer holding multiple positions. He has also served at the national level serving on and/or chairing multiple USA Swimming committees. CCS proudly awards the Fran Porter Life Time Achievement Award to

Rick Klatt

Fresno