Irv Merritt Award

Irv Merritt Memorial Award Recipients

Irv Merritt (born F. Irvin Merritt October 25, 1903 – December 1985) was a highly competitive athlete, well into his 80s. He was a regular participant at Masters swimming competitions and also a competitive distance runner. He was a joy to visit with and always had an interest in the people with whom he competed. At the time of his death, Irv´s family established an annual award in his memory to be presented to an Indiana Masters swimmer who exemplified the standards and values embodied in the life of Irv Merritt.
1986 - Beets Calabrese

1987 - John & Joan Diercks

1988 - Mary Ann Stevens

1989 - Doug Church

1990 - Dave Tanner

1991 - Margie Heineman

1992 - Chuck & Etha Sommer and David Woods

1993 - Mel Goldstein

1994 - Kate Brazil and John Maxwell

1995 - Carol Hall and Buddy Collins

1996 - Cindy Miller and Doug Strong

1997 - Doc Counsilman and Sandy Etnyre

1998 - Sharon Wise and George Quigley

1999 - Dave Oplinger

2000 - Susan Meyers

2001 - Barbara Larsen

2002 - Dick Sidner

2003 - John Ford

2004 - Cheryl GettelfingerMelissa Rinker and Melanie Watson

2005 - Nan StagerJoel Stager and Jim Lewis

2006 - Randy Crutchfield and Michael Bernstein

2007 - Bill Ramos

2008 - Lisa Whitaker

2009 - David Costill

2010 - Adam Dawkins

2011 – Steve Jones

2012 – Kris Houchens and Richard Smith

2013 – Lisa Brown

2014 – Rachel Sitarz

 

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