The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize the invaluable contribution to the volunteer service to USA Swimming. The award, sponsored by ConocoPhillips, is presented annually to an honoree named by each of the 60 Local Swimming Committees (LSC). Selection criteria considers quality, level and years of volunteer service in elected or appointed positions from among the categories of administrator, official, and coach.
USA Swimming and ConocoPhillips take great pride in honoring the role of the volunteer as an important investment in the future of all swimming athletes and the growth of the programs they represent.
Volunteers have been the heart and strength of American swimming, and their special gifts of time, talent and devotion to local swimming programs make USA Swimming what it is today.