2023 Swimmer of the Year – Bonnie Adams

Bonnie is consistently a top performer, supporter and contributor to Arkansas Masters Swimming. This past year, she had outstanding accomplishments which are listed below. She is truly worthy to be awarded as the Arkansas Swimmer of Year. Bonnie connects with people one and one, is an effective motivator, and brings high energy to anything in... Continue Reading →

2022 Swimmer of the Year – Carie O’Banion

Carie has been an integral member of the leadership team of Arkansas Masters Swimming for over 7 years. In 2014 as the Leadership team was leaving, Carie threw her name in the hat and began working towards getting involved in the Masters Leadership team.  In 2015, she became the General Chair and held that position... Continue Reading →

2021 Swimmer of the Year – Megan Cameron

Megan currently serves on the Arkansas Masters board as our Coaches Chair and has done so with a servant’s heart for over 3 years. Megan started her Masters Coaching career in 2017 as a swim instructor and coach for both children and adults. She now coaches triathletes as well as offering private lessons. Megan is the... 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 →

2017 Swimmer of the Year – Dotty Burke

From a speech given by Carie O'Banion honoring Dotty Burke at the 2017 Swimmer of the Year banquet: My 85 year old mother takes great pleasure in telling people that her daughter is a “master swimmer.”  While I hate to burst her proud motherly bubble, I am always quick to point out that masters swimmer simply... Continue Reading →

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