Don’t forget!

Written by Mark Johnson on July 23rd, 2014

STD Gala

Husky Invitational Qualifying Update

Written by Mark Johnson on July 17th, 2014

Attention all college coaches planning on attending the 2014 Husky Invitational, December 5th-7th:  Qualifying standards for college swimmers are being waived, per usual.  Qualifying standards for USA Swimming members are listed below.

Picture of the Day

Written by Mark Johnson on July 14th, 2014

Earl Photo...UPS  Before he was timing his swimmers, he was being timed by others…at UPS!

2014 Husky Invitational Qualifying Times Released

Written by Mark Johnson on June 30th, 2014

The qualifying times for this year’s Husky Invitational, December 5th-7th at King County Aquatic Center, are now here.  Contact Mark Johnson, or call Mark at 206-250-8258 if you have questions.  See you in December.

66th Annual Husky Invitational – Time Standards

Save the Dates Coming

Written by Mark Johnson on June 16th, 2014

Keep your eyes peeled for the Save-the-Date card for the Husky Swimming Gala on October 24th, at The Landing @ 50th North in Seattle (just north of University Village).  For more information or if interested in donating or procuring items for the silent auction, call Mark Johnson at 206-250-8258 or email at

See you in October.

Written by Mark Johnson on June 13th, 2014

Did you know?

Scott Lautman, Class of 1975, and six time All American completed the “Triple Crown” of open water endurance swimming last year when he completed the Catalina Channel.  Along with swimming the English Channel and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, Scott is the first swimmer from the Northwest to complete all three legs of the Triple Crown.

Know of significant milestones of other Husky Swimmers?  E-mail Mark Johnson at

Celebration for Mark Prothero

Written by Mark Johnson on May 1st, 2014

On May 10th, a celebration of Mark Prothero, Husky great, founding member of the Husky Swimming Foundation and a pillar of the swimming and legal community, will take place at the Kentwood High School Commons from 1pm to 5pm.  E-mail mark@huskyswimmingfoundation with any questions.

Amazon Smile Contributions for Husky Swimming Foundation

Written by Mark Johnson on May 1st, 2014

You can now donate portions of your Amazon purchases to the Husky Swimming Foundation.  Each time you visit and make a purchase you can direct 0.5% of your purchases to a charity of your choice.  As a registered nonprofit in Washington, you can choose the Husky Swimming Foundation for those donations.  Happy shopping.

Condolences and a Fond Farewell

Written by Mark Johnson on April 21st, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we report Mark Prothero, NorPac Champion in the 400 IM in 1977 and Team Captain of the 1978 Huskies, died on Saturday, April 19th at the age of 57, surrounded by his family.

Mark’s accomplishments in the pool extended beyond his undergrad swimming years at the UW.  He was a founding member of the Husky Swimming Foundation and served on the Pacific Northwest Swimming Review Board.  He was coach at Kentwood High School, earning State Coach of the Year Honors in 2003.

It was outside the swim deck that Mark was most successful, appreciated and well known.  In 2006, Mark and his partner, Girard, were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by Presumed Innocent magazine.  Prothero  also was named a criminal defense “SuperLawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  The honor recognizes the top 25 criminal defense practitioners in the state as voted on by other Washington attorneys.

Mark is survived by his wife, Kelly, and two grown children. Sean, a legal assistant, is the swim coach at Kennedy High School. Marley, a standout high school and collegiate swimmer and one-time assistant coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas,  is the coach of the Kent Swim & Tennis Club.

Prothero also is survived by his mother, Shirley Prothero, and brother, Blake Emery.

Information about rememberences and services will be posted soon.

Keep Up to Speed with HSF

Written by Mark Johnson on March 17th, 2014

Visit our social media sites, on Facebook. and on Twitter, @HuskySwim.  Want to know what is going on with the Husky Swimming Foundation?  Go there for more information.

Special Save-the-Date notice:  Husky Swimming Foundation Annual Gala will be on October 24th (day before the Homecoming game against ASU) at 50 North…great auction items and food and company.  Call, 206-250-8258 for details.