This year’s Gala will be Friday, October 16th, at McCormick & Schmicks at 6pm.
Auction items, good food, tasty beverages, and fellow Husky swimming alums await. Help us celebrate Husky Swimming and honor the next recipient of the Mark Prothero Award!
For more information, contact Mary Patterson (click to email)
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Longtime UW Swim Coach, Earl Ellis, will be awarded the first-ever Mark Prothero Award at the Husky Swimming Foundation Gala on October 24th. Not surprisingly, Earl was a unanimous selection of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Earl coached All Americans in three different decades as well as male and female Olympic medalists. His won-loss percentage is one of the highest of any sport at the University of Washington, but his longtime influence over swimmers from every era is what defined Earl’s time at the University of Washington. A member of the Husky Hall of Fame, Earl currently is enjoying retirement in Eastern Washington, but will be present for the award presentation at this year’s Gala.
The Mark Prothero Award is awarded to an individual for their outstanding performance as a swimmer, volunteer or coach at the University of Washington and his/her longtime commitment to the swimming community in the Northwest. The award is in honor of Mark Prothero, four-year letter winner at the UW, longtime age-group and high school coach in the area and a founding member of the Husky Swimming Foundation. He had enormous influence in the lives of hundreds of teenage athletes. His presence is missed, but his influence continues on.
On August 17th, Husky All-American and Hall of Fame member, Rick C0lella, broke his own USMS national record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:21.99. Later that same day, Rick broke his own USMS and World Record in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:40.66, breaking his own record by more than two seconds. Congratulations, Rick! The Huskies continue to make waves.
“Negative Split: The Rick DeMont Story” will be auctioned off after the screening of the film at this year’ s Gala on October 24th. Truly a unique item given that there are limited copies of the film and one that features an ex-Husky! For more information and to see a trailer of the film, go to: http://www.negativesplitmovie.com/index.php?_url=index.html.
Items continue to come in for the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala. This week starts off with news that Husky swimming memorabilia, including record boards, warm-ups (including the popular deck jackets) and trophies from Husky swimming history will be included in this year’s silent auction. Look for more news on here and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/huskyswimmingfoundation/
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.