Oregon Masters Swimming Ol’ Barn Award 2019 – MJ Caswell


MJ Caswell

MJ Caswell

Given to the individual who has shown outstanding leadership, dedication, and devotion throughout the past year, to OMS and Masters swimming.

MJ has served on the Oregon Masters Swimming Board as Top Ten Committee chair since 2013 and continues to be efficient in keeping the top ten swims database up to date.  She pursues missing information when needed, assures all swims are legally and appropriately documented, and is quick to respond to swimmers’ inquiries.

Prior to filling the Top Ten Chair position she served as the OMS webmaster in trying to herald a revamping of the site.  She also maintains an all-time Oregon Top Twelve database, participates in LMSC Board meetings, and regularly contributes her opinions and expertise.

MJ has attended the USMS convention for several years and currently serves as Chair of the USMS Records and Tabulation Committee after having served as Vice Chair.  She has also served on the USMS Recognition and Awards Committee and the Fitness Committee in the past.

As well as her volunteer service in the organization, MJ is a Masters coach who is always willing to share her stroke knowledge with workout group members.  She fills in for other Masters coaches, offers lessons on the side, and soothes the ‘newbies’ worries about swimming inadequacies.  She encourages others to swim at their potential and is always a cheerleader for teammates’ swims at meets.

She is an inspiration to fellow teammates and a great asset to OMS and Columbia Gorge Masters.  She demonstrates what volunteerism is all about and is a very deserving recipient for the Ole’ Barn Award.

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