Aaron Norton- Chair
Swimming has always been a part of my life ever since I was 2 years old and dove to the bottom of the deep end of the pool. Shortly after that my parents decided to put me in swim lessons and I never looked back. I am truly honored to be a part of Utah Masters Swimming in any way I can and am excited to see how it continues to grow. I grew up in small-town Evanston, WY, moved to Utah 4 days after graduation and after serving a LDS mission in Colombia South American met my sweetheart while attending school at the University of Utah. We have one son who is just as quirky and nerdy as I am. I have a love for sci-fi and swimming and have recently began to really enjoy open water swimming. Come hop in the pool with the Krusty Krabs (South Davis Masters) and see why we have such a blast. I’ll see you in lane 8!
Karen Oliver--- Vice Chair
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I started Swimming Competitively when I was 5 years old. I was not blessed with much swim talent but with hard work I became a High School state champion, multiple times, and earned a scholarship to the University of Utah, where I lettered all four years. After college, I took a thirteen year break from swimming. I was diagnosed with Pre-diabetes, high blood pressure and could feel my health slipping away from me. In 2015, I started back swimming with the South Davis Master swim team, and watched my weight come back in line. I no longer have high blood pressure and pre-diabetes is a thing of the past for me. I am excited to share a sport I love with so many people, and I am excited what swimming can do for people in their lives.
I grew up in Flint Michigan and learned to swim at the local YMCA. I spent summers water skiing and swimming in lakes. I moved to Utah in 1975 mostly for the skiing and swam infrequently. After a 35 year career as an educator & administrator in Utah, I retired in 2011 and moved to the city of Ivins just outside St. George. I learned about Masters Swimming and the USMS and entered the Huntsman Senior Games in 2013. I now swim five times a week and can’t imagine going more than a few days without spending time in the water.
Anna Marie Forrest
I am currently the Head Coach of South Davis Masters and has over 25 years experience in competitive swimming.
I am originally from Monterey Bay area of California. I moved to Utah for college and graduated from Brigham Young University.
When I am not coaching or in the pool, I am usually found with my husband running after my 4 children or actually out running. I run marathons and generally try to run faster than my kids can.
I enjoy graphic design part-time and I find my skills are put to use in many different arenas. I am happy to help teams and the Utah LMSC grow and develop into a strong and vibrant masters swimming community.
I started competitive swimming when I was five years old. I competed for KYAT and MAC USA Swimming teams and Bingham and West Jordan High Schools. I was the 5A 100 Fly State Champion in 1983. I swam for the University of Utah from 1983 to 1987 and was Western Athletic Conference Champion in the 500 freestyle. During my senior year in college, I qualified for the 1988 USA Olympic Trials in the 400 and 1500 Freestyles and the 400 IM. With a few brief years of coaching age group and high school swimming, I returned to the U of U as an assistant coach and then head coach for 7 years. Early in my coaching career, I started the first “masters” swimming team, in Utah, at the newly built Steiner Aquatic Center. Currently, I am the aquatic director at the new Wasatch Aquatic Center in Heber City. I continue to coach and try to swim 2-3 times a week. I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters who are 16 and 11. Both girls swim for Olympus Aquatics.
Open Water Chair