Every year we ask our members for nominees for the five OMS Awards described below. This is your opportunity to give recognition to a worthy individual, organization, business or group that has contributed outstanding service to a team or to OMS during 2022.
Please note, when you are thinking about nominations (especially for the Hazel Bressie Spirit Award (female) and Gil Young Spirit Award (male), they are not required to be competition related. Nominate yourself or a teammate that has shown enthusiasm and dedication to the sport in some way in the past year! Be creative!
Awardees are announced and celebrated at the annual meeting held during the Association Championship meet in May. The due date for submitting nominations is January 25, 2023.
How to submit your nomination(s):
- Read through the award descriptions
- Look through the list of past OMS Award Recipients to assure that the awards go to different nominees each year.
- Submit the name of the award, the nominee’s name and a brief explanation of why you think your nominee is deserving of the award. If you can, we would appreciate a photograph of the nominee for publication later
- Email your nomination information by Wednesday, January 25, 2023 to: Sara Shepherd (OMS Awards Chair). firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual OMS Awards Descriptions
CONNIE WILSON MEMORIAL AWARD
Given to an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term leadership contribution to OMS and to Masters swimming.
OL’ BARN AWARD
Given to the individual who has shown outstanding leadership, dedication, and devotion throughout the year, to OMS and Masters swimming.
HAZEL BRESSIE SPIRIT – FEMALE AWARD
Given to the female who has shown enthusiasm and spirit to her team and/or other Masters swimmers during the past year.
GIL YOUNG SPIRIT – MALE AWARD
Given to the male who has shown enthusiasm and spirit to his team and/or other Masters swimmers during the past year.
SPECIAL SERVICES AWARD
Given to an individual, organization, business, or group that has gone the extra mile by contributing outstanding service to a team or to OMS.