The U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches Committee recognizes coaches who are building our membership in communities throughout the country. The Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award is named to honor Coach Kerry O'Brien of Walnut Creek Masters, who embodies the passion, dedication, and heart that these coaches bring to the pool deck. This year’s recipients are Chris McPherson (Ensworth Aquatic Masters), Doug Fetchen (Palmetto Masters), Clay Kolar (Saluki Masters Swim Club), Linda Irish Bostic (Palm Beach Masters), Patrick Thoreson (Nautical Milers Special Needs Swim Team), Megan Lassen (Swim Fort Lauderdale), Fred Russell (Elmbrook Masters), and Mike Lucero (Golden Road Aquatics).