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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