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Minnesota Masters Swimming Hall of Fame

In 2014, Minnesota Masters LMSC created the Minnesota Masters Hall of Fame to honor current and former Masters Swimmers who have given back to Minnesota Masters Swimming.

The purpose of the Minnesota Masters Swimming Hall Of Fame is:
1. To acknowledge those with long-term outstanding swimming performances.
2. To acknowledge those who contributed to the betterment of Minnesota Masters US Masters Swimming.
3. To continually uplift Minnesota Masters Swimming.
4. To archive the history of Minnesota Masters Swimming

Please enjoy reading the stories of those who have achieved this distinguished level. Each year the HOF Committee will solicit nominations from the Minnesota Masters swimming community of those Minnesota Masters thought worthy of this distinction. The results will be announced and new members inducted at the Annual Banquet, usually held in the fall of each year.
In 2014, twelve Minnesota Masters Swimmers were inducted into the Minnesota Masters Hall of Fame.
In 2015, five Minnesota Masters Swimmers were inducted into the Minnesota Masters Hall of Fame.
In 2016, five Minnesota Masters Swimmers were inducted into the Minnesota Masters Hall of Fame.

 

Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Jill Whitney

Jill began swimming with her father teaching her the basics on their annual week vacation when she was young.  At age 9, a local municipal pool opened in Pennsylvania and Jill began swimming lessons that summer.  When they began a swim team the following summer, she joined the team and has been swimming ever since. ...... click here to continue reading

 

Karen Bosveld Zemlin

Even though Karen did not start swimming until age 14, she was around swimming her whole life. Through her dad, Roger Bosveld (MN Master's Swimming HOF inductee, 2015), Karen grew up watching the camaraderie of the sport and heavily identifies community as one of the key factors for her longevity with the sport. Other key components for Karen are....... click here to continue reading

 

 

Links to archived Facebook-Live Stream of 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

 

 

Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Ruben Berg

Ruben is truly a role model for all of us in how to age gracefully.  He was a devoted, engaging, and caring person.  His story is one of hard work, dedication, perseverance and overcoming challenges.  He believed and consequently taught others that these were important parts of life! ...... click here to continue reading


James Kochendorfer

James’s first experience with swimming was certainly not an indication of his amazing success in the sport. When James was 9 years old his mother enrolled him in swimming lessons out of fear of her child being uncomfortable around water in a state so abundant with lakes. To pass his...... click here to continue reading


Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson is another one of those California transplants that moved to Minnesota. His swimming experience started in his backyard pool, which lead to swim lessons and a 1950’s California summer swim team. He swam for Santa Rosa High for high school in the 60’s. After a...... click here to continue reading


Sharon Simpson

Do you remember when you first learned to swim?  Were you prodigy or a late bloomer?  For you late bloomers, Sharon Simpson is an example to follow.  She was twenty years old when she first managed to stay on top of the water, taught by her husband...... click here to continue reading


Judy Anderson Lallier

Judy Anderson Lallier began her swimming career as many do, at age 8. Unfortunately, her first club experience was with a coach who was unable to see the champion within.  His advice, in effect was, “You don't have the body for this. Go find another sport."...... click here to continue reading

 

Links to archived Facebook-Live Stream of 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

  • James, Ruben, Sharon
  • Judy, Marc
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    Hall of Fame Class of 2015

    Trip Hedrick
    Nancy Kryka
    Pete Magee
    Barbara Scouler
    Scott Tripps

     

    Inagural Class of 2014:

    Dave Anderson C Edward Johnson
    Mamie Brown Wayde Mulhern
    Roger Bosveld Jim Pelissier
    Ray Hakomaki Jim Stewart
    Tom Hodgson Mary Beth Windrath
    Brian Jacobson Paul Windrath