2017 Oregon Swimming Top 5 Awards Ceremony
Sunday, November 12
2016-17 Award Winners
Dick Parker Award - Troy Tetsuka (LOSC)
James J. Richardson Award - Jon French (MHA)
USA Outstanding Service Award - Joanne Wisniewski
John Arlin Adaptive Swimming Award - Shane Bennett and Chris Moon (BEND)
Senior Coach of the Year - James Resare (HEAT)
Age Group Coach of the Year - Patrick Beasley and Stacia Shelton (LOSC)
Coaches Excellence Award - Kathe McNutt (GCST)
Female Swimmer of the Year - Mara Newman (LOSC)
Male Swimmer of the Year - Van Matthias (MAC) and Joshua Bottelberghe (PAC)
Collegiate Athlete of the Year - Lainey Visscher (OCST)
Coach's Tenure Award - 20 years or longer
THE OREGON SWIMMING/JAMES J. RICHARDSON AWARD
James J. Richardson was a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner who came to Oregon, managed the Multnomah Athletic Club, and was one of the original founders of the Oregon AAU in 1935. He also served as chairman of the board of OAAU and was active in all sports - boxing, swimming, etc.
The award was presented to the Swim Committee in 1966 by the Boxing Committee in his memory. The award has been presented almost every year. It is given to the outstanding long term contributor to the sport of Aquatics in Oregon Swimming. The person receiving the award may be Athlete, Coach, Official, Teacher, Instructor, Parent, Volunteer, Writer, or Athletic/Recreational personnel.
UNITED STATES SWIMMING OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize the invaluable contribution of volunteer service to United States Swimming, Inc. The award, sponsored by the Phillips Petroleum Company, is presented annually to an honoree named by each of the 59 Local Swimming Committees. Selection criteria considers quality, level, and years of volunteer service in elected or appointed positions from among the categories of administrator, official and coach, with emphasis on contributions made in the last year or two.
United States Swimming and Phillips Petroleum Company 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 United States Swimming what it is today.
DICK PARKER OFFICIALS AWARD
Oregon Swimming takes great pride in recognizing the efforts of swim officials both on and off the deck. In 1984, the Dick Parker Award was established to recognize swim officials for their vital contribution to Oregon Swimming. The award is presented annually to an honoree, selected by the Oregon Officials' Committee, who has made a significant contribution to the sport of officiating, with an emphasis on fostering the sport to provide training and mentoring to fellow officials and investing in the future of the sport of officiating. The Dick Parker Award is presented at the annual Oregon Swimming Awards Ceremony held each November, and is given in honor of the first officials' chair of Oregon Swimming, Dick Parker, who is remembered for creating the foundation by which the current officials' training program has morphed into today.
JON ARLIN ADAPTIVE SWIMMING AWARD
SENIOR COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
GARY LEACH AGE GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
COACHES EXCELLENCE AWARD
OREGON SWIMMING OUTSTANDING FEMALE SWIMMER
OREGON SWIMMING OUTSTANDING MALE SWIMMER
COLLEGIATE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
MEDIA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TO OREGON COMPETITIVE SWIMMING