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Recognized Swimmers

 


Recognition Forms

 
Florida LMSC Awards
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Florida LMSC Recognition
The Florida LMSC annually honors those swimmers who have excelled both in and out of the water at its Spring Awards Banquet.  Please see previous award winners in the drop down windows above.  Awards and criteria are as follows:

Most Valuable, Outstanding and Top Ten Swimmers in Pool.
Criteria: Ranked on a combination of individual world records set in LC, and SCM events (20 pts each), individual USMS records set in SCY, LC, and SCM events (10 pts each), and individual USMS Top Ten rankings in SCY, LC, and SCM events (10 pts for each 1st, 9 pts for each 2nd, down to 1 pt for each 10th). If ties exist, Florida LMSC Top 5 rankings in SCY, LC, and SCM will be used (5 pts for each 1st, 4 pts for each 2nd, down to 1 pt for each 5th). For each gender, the swimmer with the highest total is named the Swimmer of the Year, the next four highest are named Outstanding Swimmers, and the next five swimmers are named to Florida's Top Ten. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may win an award, but an individual may not be named Swimmer of the Year in consecutive years.

Most Valuable, Outstanding and Top Ten Swimmers in Distance/Open Water
Criteria: National Championships (10 pts for each 1st, 9 pts for each 2nd, down to 1 pt for each 10th), individual LMSC records set (5 pts each), and the overall number of individual top ten finishes in national championship events (3 pts each). For each gender, the swimmer with the highest total is named the Swimmer of the Year, the next four highest are named Outstanding Swimmers, and the next five swimmers are named to Florida's Top Ten. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may win an award, but an individual may not be named Swimmer of the Year in consecutive years.

Leather Lung Award
Meant to encourage swimmers to participate in meets and events, regardless of their speed or ranking, this award recognizes them for their personal accomplishments. The award promotes versatility and fitness for swimmers and provides additional motivation to participate in events. A swimmer may receive more than one Leather Lungs award per year.
Criteria: The swimmer must be a registered Florida LMSC swimmer, must swim all events in USMS-sanctioned or USMS-recognized events, and must complete ALL 18 events in SCY or SCM, ALL 17 events in LCM, and/or ALL five USMS postal championships during a single season. The only splits permitted are leadoff swims on relays.

Swimmers, please notify the Florida LMSC Records & Top Ten chair by December 31 of the calendar year if you believe you have qualified so your events may be verified.

Florida LMSC Coaches Award
Honors coaches who have exhibited outstanding devotion to Masters coaching in the Florida LMSC.  Suggestions of information to include in your nomination letter are: 1. Number of years as a coach. 2. Number of years in current coaching position. 3. Type of workouts. 4. Motivational skills. 5.Interaction with swimmers.  6.  Growth or retention of team members. 7. Social activities in and out of the pool. 8.  Meet participation encouragement. 9. Dryland training etc. 10.  Writes articles for club newsletters. 11. Tracks swimmers improvements. 12 LMSC or USMS involvement. 13. Participates in running swim meets, postal, open water, fun events. 14. Keeps up with latest swimming techniques etc.
15. Works on stroke improvement - gives clinics or one on one instruction with swimmers.

Send nominations to the Florida LMSC Awards Chair by December 31.

Sue Moucha Overcoming Adversity Award
Recognizes a FL LMSC masters swimmer who has overcome adversity and provides inspiration to others while pursuing swimming.

Please send a one page letter of recommendation by the nominator AND a one page description by the nominee on how Masters swimming has had a positive effect on his/her life, whether in training, competition and/or fitness activities to Sue Moucha by December 31. 109 East Sadie Street, Brandon, Fl 33510 OR jbmoucha@aol.com

Florida LMSC Service Awards
The Florida LMSC honors those members for outstanding past and present service to the Florida LMSC. 

Florida LMSC Service Award for Club Volunteers 
Honors members of individual clubs for outstanding service, past and present, to the club in the promotion of Masters Swimming. One person from each Club can be nominated each year.

Please send all service award nominations to the Florida LMSC Awards Chair by December 31.