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The Annual Paragon Awards are presented for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming.

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Dave Burgering (USA)

2021

2021 Paragon Award / Diving

Betty Hazle (USA)

2021

2021 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Lynn Kachmarik (USA)

2021

2021 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Florence Werner (USA)

2021

2021 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Peter Davis (USA)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Carvin DiGiovanni (USA)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Gregory Eggert (USA)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Bill Farrar (USA)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Don Holbrook (USA)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Dr. Igor Petrovich Kartashov (RUS)

2019

2019 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Frank Busch (USA)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Dr. Ben Rubin (USA)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Jill White (USA)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

David Bell (USA)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Jennifer Gray, MBE (GBR)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Dr. Bob Corb (USA)

2018

2018 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Ron Van Pool (USA)

2017

Past President, USA Swimming 2017 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Linda Paul (USA)

2017

Past President and CEO, USA Diving 2017 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

National Swimming Pool Foundation (USA)

2017

Step Into Swim Campaign 2017 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Juliene Hefter (USA)

2017

Executive Director/CEO, Association of Aquatic Professionals 2017 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Stefania “Cicci” Tudini (ITA)

2017

The Synchro Smiling Lady 2017 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Terry Sayring (USA)

2017

Contributor 2017 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Glenn Mills (USA)

2016

GoSwim, 1980 US Olympian 2016 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Cokey Smith Huffman (USA)

2016

Chair of USA Diving Judges Subcommittee 2016 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

USA Swimming Foundation

2016

2016 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Kate Rew (GBR)

2016

Founder, Outdoor Swimming Society 2016 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Ulla Soili Marjatta Lucenius

2016

LEN-TSSC Chairman 2016 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Barbara Kalbus (USA)

2016

USA Water Polo President 2016 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Julie O’Neill

2015

USOC Paralympic Team 2015 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming Team Leader, Paralympic Sport Performance

Peter G. Wernicki, M.D.

2015

American Red Cross 2015 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Dan Sharadin

2015

Collegiate Water Polo Association 2015 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Lori Thompson

2015

City of La Mirada, CA 2015 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Mary Ann Reeves

2015

Canada 2015 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Jim Stillson

2015

Southern Methodist University 2015 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Stephen A. “Sid” Cassidy

2014

Aquatics Director and Head Coach, St. Andrews School 2014 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Olga Pinciroli

2014

Brazil Women’s Water Polo CEO/Director 2014 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Miwako Homma

2014

Member, FINA Synchronized Swimming Technical Committee 2014 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Cynthia Potter

2014

USA Diving 2014 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Wally James

2014

Chairman, WWA Safety Committee 2014 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Robert “Bob” Burnside

2014

Founding President, United States Lifesaving Association 2014 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Mark Onstott (USA)

2013

Head Coach, New Trier Township High School 2013 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Chuck Hines

2013

YMCA National Championship Coach / Player & Author 2013 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Sue Johnson

2013

Chief Recorder & Scoring Chair, Olympic Games/FINA World Championships 2013 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Steve Foley

2013

USA Diving High Performance Director 2013 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Theodore “Ted” Boyett, BS, MS

2013

Aquatic Director, Coach & Teacher 2013 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Joost Bierens, MD, PhD

2013

International Facilitator, Researcher & Author 2013 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Carol “Penny” Pence Taylor (USA)

2012

USA National Team Manager / Chef de Mission USAS 2012 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Sandy Nitta

2012

US Head Coach Junior & Senior National Teams 2012 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Stephanie Haeberli

2012

FINA Technical Synchronized Swimming Committee 2012 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

William H. Walker

2012

President USA Diving / Coach 2012 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

David Joe Hunsaker

2012

Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates / Pool Design 2012 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Ralph S. Goto

2012

Ocean Safety & Lifeguard Services / Honolulu 2012 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Richard W. Shoulberg

2011

Head Coach Germantown Academy and GAAC 2011 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

City of Commerce Parks and Recreation Department

2011

2011 Paragon Award / Water Polo CITY OF COMMERCE-BETTER CITIZENS THROUGH SWIMMING A MODEL PROGRAM FOR ACHIEVING DIVERSITY IN AQUATICS

Christine Carver

2011

USA National Team Coach 2011 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Jesus Mena

2011

Chairman FINA Technical Diving Committee 2011 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Joseph A. Krasevec

2011

Retired, Georgia State University Water Fitness Expert 2011 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Farhad Madani

2011

Retired, City of Austin, Texas / Parks and Recreation Aquatic Safety 2011 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

John Leonard (USA)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Competitive Swimming

Eugenio Martinez Ginoris (CUB)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Water Polo

Safeya "Sohpie"Ahmed Sarwat (EGY)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Synchronized Swimming

Janice Rude (USA)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Competitive Diving

Steven Becker (USA)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Recreational Swimming

B. Christmas Brewster (USA)

2010

2010 Paragon Award – Water Safety

Carol Zaleski (USA)

2009

President USA Swimming / Chairman FINA Technical Swimming Committee 2009 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Stathis Avramidis, PhD Researcher (GRE)

2009

PT Lecturer in Aquatics, Leeds Metropolitan University,UK 2009 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Bartolo Consolo (SUI)

2009

FINA Honorary Secretary / LEN Honorary Life President 2009 Paragon Award /Water Polo

Rose Cody (PUR)

2009

FINA Masters Committee Member 2009 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Jason Simpson (USA)

2009

AT &T Director of Olympic Integration 2009 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Leland Yarger (USA) Ball State University / Coordinator of Aquatics

2009

Instructor of Physical Education 2009 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Dana Abbott (USA) / NISCA President

2008

2008 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Jim Wheeler (USA) /Aquatics Director,City of Oakland

2008

2008 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

William J. Shaw (CAN) / UANA Bureau Member

2008

2008 Paragon Award /Water Polo

Margo Erickson (USA)

2008

Contributor to United States Synchronized Swimming 2008 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Eldon Godfrey (CAN)

2008

FINA Bureau Member 2008 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Cindy Brown (USA)

2008

Co-Owner, Aquabilities 2008 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Chuck Wielgus (USA)

2007

Executive Director, USA Swimming 2007 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Judith Sperling (USA)

2007

2007 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Guillermo Martinez (CUB)

2007

2007 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Maria Cristina Villicana Rodriguez (MEX)

2007

2007 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Todd Smith (USA)

2007

2007 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Mary Essert (USA)

2007

2007 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Peter Daland

2006

Two-time U.S. Olympic Head Coach Competitive Swimming

Shawn DeRosa

2006

Consultant for Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC 2006 Paragon Award /Aquatic Safety

Gianni Lonzi

2006

Chairman, FINA Technical Water Polo Committee 2006 Paragon Award /Water Polo

Don Kane

2006

Contributor to International Aquatic Sports 2006 Paragon Award /Synchronized Swimming

Georgia Fyrigou

2006

FINA Technical Diving Committee Member and 2004 Athens Olympic Diving Competition Director 2006 Paragon Award /Competitive Diving

Ed Kahn

2006

Editor of Pool and Spa Living, Luxury Pools and America's Top Hot Tubs and Spas 2006 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Pat Hogan

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Bob Johnson

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Andrew "Andy" Burke

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Joy Cushman

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Steve McFarland

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Rick Root

2005

2005 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

John Devitt

2004

President Australian Swimming, Inc. 2004 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Tom Griffiths

2004

Ed.D, Director of Aquatics Penn State University 2004 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Richard J. Foster

2004

President USA Water Polo, Inc. 2004 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Nicole Hoevertsz

2004

2004 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Robin M. N. Hood

2004

2004 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Nanette “Nan” Zack

2004

2004 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Peter Hugo

2003

President National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association 2003 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Suity Cureton

2003

Commodore (1993-1997), Commodore Longfellow Society 2003 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Richard McCoy

2003

President, Mikasa Sports 2003 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Sue Ahlf

2003

Coach, Promoter, Administrator 2003 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Jeff Cook

2003

President Amateur Swimming Association of Great Britain 2008 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Paragon Aquatics

2003

Equipment Designer and Manufacturer for the Professional Aquatic Market 2003 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Cecil Colwin

2002

Author, Coach, Scientist, Researcher and Historian 2002 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Joseph A. Pecoraro

2002

Supervisor of Pool & Beaches Chicago Park District 2002 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Stuart Isaac

2002

Vice President Sales & Marketing - Speedo 2002 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Ginny Jasontek

2002

2002 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Dick Kimball

2002

Olympic Coach - University of Michigan 2002 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Dr. Steve Langendorfer PH.D.

2002

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Bowling Green State University 2002 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Cornel Marculescu

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Dr. John Fletemeyer

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Bruce Wigo

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Water Polo

Charlotte Davis

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Kathy Seaman

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Roger Galvin

2001

2001 Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Dale Neuburger

2000

Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Steve Graves

2000

Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Mark A. Wagner

2000

Paragon Award / Water Polo

Ed Kaminski

2000

Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Doris Miller

2000

Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

John Spannuth

2000

Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming

Don Megerle

1999

Paragon Award / Competitive Swimming

Rob Mckay

1999

Paragon Award / Aquatic Safety

Edward Z. Haage

1999

Paragon Award / Water Polo

Barbara McNamee

1999

Paragon Award / Synchronized Swimming

Donald E. Leas

1999

Paragon Award / Competitive Diving

Dr. Jane Katz

1999

Paragon Award / Recreational Swimming