2020 Officials' Excellence Award: Craig Porter

Minnesota Swimming


Officials' Excellence Award - March 2020

Craig Porter - Minnesota Swimming


Craig Porter has served the swimming community for over ten years. Having spent many of those years on every pool deck in southeast Minnesota, Craig has broadened his volunteer hours to regional and national level USA Swimming competitions, proving to be a fair, consistent and well-informed official. Outside of USA Swimming, Craig also has a long history officiating High School League competitions, rarely missing officiating opportunities at the State High School League Championships. Craig has even served as a diving judge at these championships. At the college level, Craig is frequently seen officiating Division I, Division II and Division III dual meets, invites, and even the National Championships. Measurables aside, it is Craig's positive attitude and big smile that set him apart. Craig loves to be on deck and helping in any way he can. In fact, it can be said that nothing can keep him away! Even after knee surgery, Craig was back on deck the moment he was cleared. His love for the sport is unparalleled and few are more deserving of this recognition.