Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

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noun - The Captain Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award (Ransom Arthur Award) is an award given by U.S. Masters Swimming in honor of Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D., who, by his sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication to improving the health of adults through swimming, established the Masters Swimming program in the United States. The award is given annually to the USMS registered person who has done the most to further the objectives of Masters swimming.

[edit] Ransom Arthur

Ransom Arthur was the founding father of U. S. Masters Swimming. His vision for promoting adult health through fitness and competition was revolutionary in 1970. He created a stage upon which adults could gather, compete, have fun and support each other in the lifelong pursuit of fitness goals through training. Today, fitness has become a normal part of everyday life for millions of adults. This was not so in 1970 when 46 athletes gathered in Amarillo, Texas for the first Masters Short Course National Championship. Forty-two years ago he had a passion and a vision. USMS' 55,000 members are the result of that vision and the torchbearers of his passion.

[edit] Recipients

2013 Patty Miller
2012 Doug Church
2011 Rob Copeland
2010 Lynn Hazlewood
2009 Julie Heather
2008 Barry Fasbender
2007 Jeanne Ensign
2006 Sally Dillon
2005 Betsy Durrant
2004 Leo Letendre
2003 Sandi Rousseau
2002 Hugh Moore, Jane Moore
2001 Carolyn Boak
2000 Joan Smith, Richard Smith
1999 Jim Miller, M.D.
1998 William Tingley
1997 Mel Goldstein
1996 Suzanne Rague
1995 Mary Lee Watson
1994 Nancy Ridout
1993 Kathrine Casey, Gail Dummer
1992 Walt Reid
1991 Tom Boak
1990 Jack Geoghegan
1989 Dan Gruender, Edie Gruender
1988 John Spannuth
1987 Ross Wales
1986 Judge Robert Beach
1985 Michael A. Laux
1984 Reg Richardson
1983 Dorothy Donnelly
1982 Harry Rawstrom
1981 Cindy Baxter
1980 Ed Reed Sr., Enid Urich
1979 Ray Taft, Zada Taft
1978 Hamilton Anderson, Mildred Anderson
1977 Dr. Paul Hutinger
1976 F.H. "Ted" Haartz
1975 Hal Onusseit
1974 June Krauser
1973 Ransom Arthur

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