Bonnie Adams

Hometown and Current residence: Bentonville, AR. Family and Occupation: I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful teenagers,. We also have 2 dogs, 2 cats, a bird, a fish, and 3 turtles. I am the founder and lead instructor for The Joys Of Swimming, specializing in private instruction of all ages, all levels, and... Continue Reading →

Randy Mertes

Hometown: Tipton, MO. Current residence: Cave Springs, AR. Family and Occupation: As the late JB Hunt always told me when he would meet my wife, "Son, you married above ya!"   I have a beautiful wife Penny, one son, Evan, and twin daughters, Erin and Ellen. I work in the Bentonville area Walmart vendor community for 3M, keeping... Continue Reading →

Doug Rawn

Hometown and Current residence: Grew up in Houston, Tx, then moved to Conway in 1962. Now living in Little Rock. Family and Occupation: Retired, enjoying life with my wife Lynda. Swimming background: Learned to swim about age 4, started competitive swimming in 1958. Continued thru sophomore yr in college, quit since it was no longer... Continue Reading →

Tina Nuckles

Current residence: Jonesboro. Family and Occupation: Retired accountant married to a retired US Army Desert Storm/Desert Shield Combat Veteran. Swimming background: I "play" swam in my backyard pool as a child but didn’t get serious about swimming until about 12 years ago. I started water aerobics for exercise for severe arthritis. Before long I felt... Continue Reading →

Lynn Palmer

Current residence: Eureka Springs Family and Occupation: Retired, 21 years! Swimming background: Moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2001 and met Carolyn Haefner at the Bentonville pool. Favorite event/race: I have not competed in 2 years. I swam 50s and 100s - enjoyed backstroke and freestyle mostly. Swimming hero: Carolyn Haefner, she and I swim together... Continue Reading →

Bauer Duke

Current residence: Pine Bluff Family and Occupation: One crazy awesome wife, Lisa; 3 can-do kids; Extension Aquaculture Specialist. Swimming background: Learned at 5, had a pool accident, scared to swim, friend took me to practice at 6, been swimming ever since. Favorite event/race: 150m free Swimming hero: TNTC (too numerous to count) Swimming goals: I'd... Continue Reading →

Past Swimmers of the Year

We wanted to acknowledge all the past swimmers of the year - congratulations to all! As you can see below we are missing some names so if you can help us complete this list we would appreciate it. 2018 - Trip Strauss 2017 - Dotty Burke 2016 - Larry Golden 2015 - Trip Strauss 2014... Continue Reading →

Shawn Klosterman

Current residence: Joplin, Mo. Family and Occupation: I am Aquatics Director for the Webb City R7 School District, meaning I teach K-12 swim classes and coach varsity & club swimming all day and night. My wife Meghan was a swimmer as well, and is currently a School Psychologist for the same district. My daughters, Camryn... Continue Reading →

Theresa Parrish

Hometown:  Rockford, IL Current Residence:  Fayetteville Family and Occupation:  My husband is the UU minister in Fayetteville. I work for the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design as an administrative supervisor. I have had two former careers: 20 years in advertising and 12 years as a psychotherapist. Swimming Background:  I grew up swimming in the... Continue Reading →

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