2015 Stan Powell Memorial AwardPosted: April 27, 2015
The award, given in memory of Stan Powell, goes to an individual who has contributed to the betterment of Masters Swimming in British Columbia and/or service to Masters Swimming.
The top three nominees for 2015 are:
Sheila was one of the founding members of the WCMSC and has served as president of the club since it’s beginning, She was a member of the 2012 Nationals committee and swam in some events. She hypes swimmers up getting them ready for their swims, checks on swimmers when they are ill, and has been a great recruiter . For the longest time you would show up for morning practice and see Sheila folding towels or doing something as a volunteer for the YM/YWCA before she got into the water.
Jim has been volunteering for Vancouver Open Water Swimming Association since 1998 the year he turned 50. He has served in various capacities both as director and table officer for the last 15 years. He has also served as the race day co-ordinator for atleast half a dozen events. Jim was previously director and table officer for BC open water swim association and was the Swim BC open water rep for several years. He has also helped organize three Georgia Strait crossings and continues to encourage people to swim across our incredible water ways.
Keith has many, many years of service with MSABC, keeping our accounts in. Keith is also the MSC treasurer, a position he’s also held for many years. Keith is very quiet about all the work and time he spends volunteering for Masters swimming and swimming in general. We don’t know everything Keith has done for MSABC over the years but we know he has volunteered a significant amount of time in BC and across Canada.
The 2015 Stan Powell Memorial Award winner is Shelia Campbell
Sheila was one of the founding members of the WCMSC as well has served as president of the club since it’s beginning, Sheila was also a member of the 2012 Nationals committee involved in putting on the 2012 MSC Nationals where she spent many hours during the meet working as a volunteer as well as swimming some events. Sheila also volunteered where ever she could for the years before WCMSC with the Okanagan Masters,
Sheila is always the one that hypes the swimmers up and gets them ready for their swims, Shelia has been a great recruiter of new swimmers.
Sheila always has time to check on swimmers that have been ill or injured to see how they are doing as well she is the first to make sure there are more than enough rooms books for out of town meets. For the longest time you would show up for morning practice and see Sheila folding towels or doing something as a volunteer for the YM/YWCA before she got into the water.
Even when Shelia was injured she always did more than her share for the rest of the swimmers.