Nominations Wanted!

Do you know a swimmer who has achieved a little something extra ordinary this year, or contributed to Masters Swimming a little more than others? Tell us. MSABC wants to know!

Each year MSABC gives an award to two of our members:

  1. the Ted Simpson Achievement Award and
  2. the Stan Powell Memorial Service Award.

Ted Simpson was a valued coach of the Vancouver Y Torpedoes from 1960 – 67 and later a Masters coach. He showed interest in all who came under his tutelage, made swimming fun and made swimmers feel good about themselves. He valued achievement in all forms. The Ted Simpson Achievement Award is a fitting memorial to Ted and how he lived his life.

You can nominate one of your MSABC teammates for distinguished results in this swim season by emailing the MSABC President. Results from Worlds, Nationals, Provincials, and local meets, improvement in personal best times, overcoming injury, illness and/or disability will all be considered for this award. The recipient will be announced at the Provincial’s Banquet and have their name engraved on the Ted Simpson trophy as well as receive a framed MSABC limited edition print.

Stan Powell participated in a variety of sports as both an athlete and as a secondary school level coach throughout his life. He believed one should give something back to the community for the enjoyment received by participating in sports. With this in mind, Stan was personally involved with swimming, water polo, basketball and baseball. He gave freely of his time by volunteering for sport and saw Masters swimming as a lifestyle.

Upon Stan’s death in November 1999 his family requested donations to establish a suitable memorial. The Stan Powell Memorial Service Award is a fitting tribute to his memory.

You can nominate one of your MSABC teammates for their contribution to the betterment of Masters Swimming in British Columbia and/or service to Masters Swimming by emailing the MSABC President. The recipient will be announced at the Provincial’s Banquet and have their name engraved on a large oak perpetual shield as well as receive a smaller plaque.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MARCH 31

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