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.
Water has always been part of Michael’s life. His swimming career started at 18 months old when his older brother pushed him into the neighbor’s swimming pool. Sink or swim became the theme of his life. After that, it was on to lessons/swim team at Canyon Racquet Club, lifeguard/waterfront instructor at a BSA summer camp, water polo/swim team at Highland High, keeping his head above water through college, graduate school and starting a family. These were followed by several triathlons, family water skiing in the lakes of Utah, playing in the surf on the California beaches, and swimming Master’s at Olympus Aquatics. If he is not in the water, he is working at the University Health Care, on his bike, or with his wife and 4 children. Although neither his swim stroke nor his swim times have improved very much since that day in the neighbor’s pool, he still enjoys any time or any activity 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 3 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.
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