Our members acknowledge special contributors to our organization with local and national awards.  The LMSC awards Volunteer of the Year and Most Inspirational Swimmer.  The State Championship meet host selects and awards a special award of their choice.

If you have an idea for LMSC awards, such as a coach, webmaster, club officer or someone who inspires you, contact your club rep or a board member with your idea.  You can see that there are many volunteers to be recognized.

Here is a list of MT LMSC’s award winners.

LMSC Awards


2016    LMSC Volunteer of the Year: Ellen Parchen

2015    LMSC Volunteer of the Year: Rosanne Flann
LMSC Most Inspirational Swimmer: Charlotte Sanddal
Meet Host Ironman Award: Nicole Lindstrom

National Awards

In addition to our local awards, USMS recognizes members for their initiative and performance.  Read on for Montana LMSC members who have been honored.

U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

The first USMS Service Awards were presented in 1997 by then President Mel Goldstein. In 2000 the award was named in honor of the original “voice” of USMS, Dorothy Donnelly. Up to 15 people are selected each year from nominations submitted by LMSCs, clubs and individuals. MT LMSC’s Dot Donnelly awardees include:

2014  Donn Livoni

2010 Ellen Parchen

2002 Jeanne Ensign

U.S. Masters Swimming Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

A national award in honor of U.S. Navy Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D., who, by his sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication to improving the health of adults through swimming, established the Masters Swimming program in the United States. This top USMS award is given annually to the person who has done the most to further the objectives of U.S. Masters Swimming. MT LMSC’s Ransom J. Arthur awardees include:

2007 Jeanne Ensign

Ted Haartz U.S. Masters Swimming Staff Appreciation Award

This award is named in honor of Ted Haartz, a leader in U.S. Masters Swimming since 1970. Ted helped establish the foundation for USMS’s evolution into a professionally-operated organization. The award celebrates our volunteer roots, as well as our future, specifically by recognizing one volunteer each year who demonstrates excellence in assisting and supporting the National Office staff with its professional duties of serving our members and promoting Masters Swimming.

2014 Jeanne Ensign

Other Awards

Other national awards include Swimming Coach of the Year, Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award, Club of the Year Award, June Krauser Communications Award, Fitness Award, National Championship Meets Award and the Open Water Service Award.  You can find information about these awards, past recipients and how to nominate someone.

Help identify initiative and performance by nominating people you know who fulfill the ideals of the these awards.