icon_awardRecognizing Our Members

The first annual Florida LMSC Awards Social was held in Clearwater following the Valentine’s Meet in 2002. Swimmers achievements and service to the LMSC and their clubs are honored. Please watch for announcements and join us for this social gathering where we recognize outstanding members in our community.

Congratulations to Jim and Anna Lea Matysek for receiving the 2022 Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D Award from USMS!

February 12, 2022 Awards Social – Clearwater, Florida

The Florida LMSC Annual Awards Social was held at the conclusion of Saturday’s session of the Clearwater Valentine’s Meet on February 12th. A light lunch was served. 


Congratulations to our FL LMSC Award winners. Awards were given for 2019, 2020, and 2021 due to past COVID issues:

2019 Florida LMSC Service Awards:  Jack Groselle (Sarasota Sharks) & Nancy Kryka (Sarasota Sharks)

2019 Florida LMSC Volunteer Award:  John Ware

2019 Leather Lung Awards: Daphne Elliott, Postal; Cheryl Kupan:  SCY & LCM,

2020 Florida LMSC Service Award:  Jim Matysek (Sarasota Sharks)

2021 Florida LMSC Volunteer Awards:  Joann Gauzen and Janet Whitlock

2021 Florida LMSC Service Award:  Anna Lea Matysek (Sarasota Sharks)

2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards:  Joan Campbell (FACT), Meegan Wilson (FACT)

2021 Leather Lung Awards: Cheryl Kupan, SCY & SCM: Christopher Stickle, LCM, SCM & Postal

Nominations are due by December 31.

Please send your Sue Moucha Overcoming Adversity Award nominations  to Sue Moucha.

Please send Coaches, Leather Lung, and all Service Awards nominations to Cheryl Kupan.

Leather Lung Award Submission Form

Coaches Award Nomination Form

Florida LMSC Service Award Nomination Form

Club Volunteer Award Nomination Form

Award Category, Description and Recipients

Information about each award and more details about nominations are included on each award page.

Previous Award Banquet Programs

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The following awards are no longer presented. Here are the links to the recipients in prior years: