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.
I am from the east coast, but grew up mostly in Oregon before moving to Utah after an LDS mission. Swimming was part of the school curriculum in Oregon and I developed a great love of the water. We spent school lessons at the high school pool and then dodged off during the summer to the local lake and ocean.
I am new to master’s but have been racing road, bike and triathlons for nearly 10 years. I just left college teaching after 21 years to start a coaching company aimed at helping families and individuals, with a part of the company focusing on sports for autistic children. I absolutely love teaching adaptive aquatics and assisting in adult learn-to-swim sessions. It is so much fun to see people get excited about learning something new or discovering what they can do.
When I’m not training or working, I love still love a peaceful run or ride. I enjoy gardening and cooking. Books are my favorite and I can be found with some training book in hand.
I am very excited to serve as the triathlon chair and help swimmers and triathletes learn from one another to overall improve our skills and build great relationships in the process.
Open Water Chair