Friday, October 8 – Swimming World Disability Swimming Service Award Nominee

Each year Swimming World magazine recognizes significant contributions made by individuals or group of swimmers with a disability in USA Swimming programs or in the sport of swimming.

The Swimming World Disability Swimming Service Awards are selected by their staff writers and reporters who have developed a true understanding of the nuances of disability swimming such as classification, alterations to technique and training methods, and both inclusive and disability‐specific events.

Tucker Dupree received a nomination for the 2010 Trischa L. Zorn Award, which recognizes a swimmer with a disability for their outstanding performances during the previous year. The award is named in honor of Trischa L. Zorn, an American swimmer blind from birth who is the most decorated Paralympic athlete of all time in any sport with 32 gold, 9 silver, and 5 bronze medals.

Other nominees included:

  • Mallory Weggemann (Class S7, SB6, SM7), Twin Cities Swim Club, Minnesota Swimming
  • Cheryl Angelelli (Class S4, SB3, SM4), Oakland Live Y’ers, Michigan Swimming
  • Kelley Becherer (Class S13), Ozaukee Aquatics, Wisconsin Swimming
  • Michael DeMarco (Class S3, SB2, SM3), Wave House San Diego Swim Team, San Diego‐Imperial Swimming
  • Kristin M. Duquette Class S4, SB4, SM4), unattached, Connecticut Swimming
  • Anna Johannes (Class S9, SB8, SM9), Potomac Marlins, Potomac Valley Swimming
  • Cortney Jordan (Class S7, SB7, SM7), Boulder City Henderson Swim Club, Southern California Swimming
  • Lantz Lamback (Class S7, SB7, SM7), U.S. Paralympic Resident Team, Colorado Swimming
  • Jessica Rogers (Class S6, SB4, SM5), The FISH, Potomac Valley Swimming
  • Lizzie Smith (Class S9, SB9, SM9), Cardinal Community Swim Club, Indiana Swimming
  • Jessica Weeden (deaf), Verona Aquatic Club, Wisconsin Swimming
  • Joe Wise (Class S10, SB9, SM10), Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, Pacific Swimming

Congratulations to all the nominees for an outstanding year.

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