How are you involved with North Carolina Swimming?
I have been active as the NCS Camp Coordinator for the past 10+ years.
How long have you been involved with North Carolina Swimming?
I started as a coach in NC in 1981 with the Tarheel Aqua Racers in Raleigh and began working with the LSC in the 1980s as the Meet Scheduling Chairman which was in those days a separate position.
How did you become involved with North Carolina Swimming?
I started going to LSC meetings and witnessed a near fight between two clubs who both wanted to host a swim meet in the same town on the same weekend. The same thing happened a year later and I decided to get involved to try to mediate that type of situation.
What is one of your fondest swimming memories?
I have been extremely fortunate to be selected to attend the Southern Zone Championship Meet on several occasions. Watching NCS athletes from different clubs unite into one tremendous swimming force at that meet is a miraculous occurrence and truly special. I think the 1990 Zone Championship Meet in Orlando (my 2nd, and first as Team Manager) will always stand out as remarkable. So many members on that squad went on to coach or swim during their college years that it was an honor to be on deck with them. Alex and Suzanne Black were on the team; their mother, Louise, was a chaperone, and father, Joel, was an official. Some of the staff got a little over-confident of our ability and went out on Friday evening and made “ZONE CHAMPION” t-shirts (a day before the meet concluded). On Saturday we went into finals up 60 points and watched as our lead over Florida dwindled to about 18 points. But in true NCS fashion, we won 5 out of 6 of the 200 free relays and got 2nd in the other one. Needless to say, it wasn’t that hot of an evening but alot of us were perspiring thinking of how the $400 spent on the t-shirts might not have been the best use of LSC funds if we hadn’t won!