Back in June the OMS board unanimously agreed to nominate Bob Bruce for the U.S. Masters Swimming’s inaugural Open Water Service Award. To be honest, it was a no brainer! OMS has one of the fi nest Open Water programs in the country thanks to Bob’s enthusiasm, vision, leadership, and commitment not only to the Open Water and Long Distance programs but to Masters swimming in general.
On Friday, September 13, at the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention in Garden Grove, California it was announced that Bob Bruce was the winner of the 2013, USMS Open Water Service Award. When I received the news, I was very pleased, as Bob is very, very deserving of the recognition.