Lisa Brown Honored with the 2018 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award

Members of U.S. Masters Swimming don’t confine their participation to the pool. There are many volunteer opportunities for their talent, expertise, and generosity. USMS recognizes the commitment of those who give back with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award, named to honor one of USMS’s outstanding volunteers. The award recognizes those whose contributions stand out in service to local, regional, and national programs. Up to 15 people are selected each year and nominations come from Local Masters Swimming Committees, clubs, and individuals.

At the U.S. Masters Swimming Annual Convention, GRIN Chair Lisa Brown was honored as a 2018 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award recipient. As founder and coach of the Indianapolis-area Masters team, Zionsville Aquatic Masters, Lisa’s group has grown from infancy to a bonafide competitive team in just a few short years. Her program has grown from just a few member to now almost 100 swimmers. Her coaching and teaching extends to Adult Learn-to-Swim programs, stroke clinics, and high performance camp education.

As a normal course of her volunteer life, Lisa became very active within her Indiana LMSC as Board Chair. She has also served the LMSC in the role of Sanctions Chair. Lisa’s continued focus on regional reorganization and subcommittee mentoring for USMS has helped both the GRIN community and the larger USMS community thrive.

In her free time, Lisa loves to compete in the “short” open water races (like the 10k and 25k races) around the country! Her professional background and leadership has helped her train and develop not only her swimmers in the Zionsville area, but swimmers and leaders throughout the state. Congratulations, Lisa, on your Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. Your success leads us all to a higher level. Thank you for your service!

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