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Annual coaching award winners

The Pacific Masters Coach of the Year award is awarded to a coach who has demonstrated outstanding coaching qualities. The criteria for the award are measured by the following competitive and non-competitive factors:

  • Club and individual performance at sanctioned events that reflect the coach's skill and inspiration
  • Club vigor, size, and growth, club participation and volunteering, and hosting well-run events
  • Outstanding service to Pacific Masters, to USMS, and to other community organizations
  • Outstanding professional contributions, such as participation in clinics and published works

Nominations may be made by any Pacific Masters club. A nominating letter and a maximum of four supporting letters from registered swimmers must be submitted to the selection committee by the February meeting of Pacific Masters Swimming. More details can be found in Section 101.8.7 of the Administrative Handbook.

Award YearCoach
2021Donita Flecker - Sebastopol Master Aquatic Club
2020Mary Kahn - Davis Aquatics Masters
2019Tim Edmonds - Stanford Masters
2018Mike Lynch - Peninsula Community Center Masters
2017Carol Nip - Alameda Armada Aquatic Masters
2016Mike Kazek - CAL Maritime Academy Masters
2015Mary Ann Nygren - TriValley Masters
2014Marcia Benjamin - Marcia's Enthusiastic Masters of Oakland (MEMO)
2013Tom Reudy - San Mateo Masters
2012Stu Kahn - Davis Aquatic Masters
2011Cokie Lepinski - SwymNuts
2010Chris Campbell - Mountain View Masters
2009Linda Gilchrist - Alameda Aquatic Masters
2008Laureen Welting - The Olympic Club
2007Hermine Terhorst - Santa Rosa Masters
2006Valerie Boreyko - USF Masters
2005Patty Scott-Bair - Tuolomne County Aquatic Masters
2004Alan Liu - Mountain View Masters
2003Scott Williams - The Olympic Club
2002Joel Wilson - Santa Cruz Masters
2001Sharlene Van Boer - Rolling Hills Mud Sharks
2000Marie McSweeny - Tamalpias Aquatic Masters
1999Tina Talbot - San Ramon Masters
1998Tim Sheeper - Menlo Masters
1997Brian Stack - Manatees
1996Doug Huestis - The Olympic Club
1995Mo Chambers - Mountain View Masters
1994Polly Kraemer-Upshaw - Strawberry Canyon Aquatic Masters
1993Mike Collins - Davis Aquatic Masters
1992Kerry O'Brien - Walnut Creek Masters


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