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Bob Garland Volunteer Award

This award was created in 1994 to recognize volunteers within the Jefferson Swim League who make significant contributions to the League. The award is named after Bob Garland, Jr. who has been involved with the Jefferson Swim League since 1978. He has meticulously served as the custodian of the bylaws, procedures, forms and ribbons for the League since 1983 and continues to serve as a mentor for new members and officers of the JSL Board. His leadership and commitment to the Jefferson Swim League serve as a model of the volunteer spirit that makes the JSL a vibrant and successful organization for swimmers in central Virginia

Bob Garland Award Honorees

  • 2019 Jean Farist (LMST) & Kristin Wray (FCC)
  • 2018 BJ Fortune (CITY)
  • 2017 Richard Armstrong (GCC)
  • 2016 Debbie McPhillips (HM) and Susan Field (GHG)
  • 2015 Terry Doherty (GCC)
  • 2014 Paula Tomko (FAST)
  • 2013 Toby Korn (GHG)
  • 2012 Jann Balmer (FV)
  • 2011 Jeff North (GHG) - for his 16+ years of dedicated service to the JSL
  • 2010 Scott Goodman (FCC), Pat DiGregario (GCC), and Gordon Hair (ELKS)
  • 2009 In memory of Mark Fletcher (UVA/A&F Center) - a very special friend to the JSL over many years
  • 2008 Ryan Gimple (BHSC) and Larry Gimple (BHSC)
  • 2007 Chip Deale (CGST) and Joe Phillips (FV)
  • 2006 Buzz White (FSBC)
  • 2005 Kevin Hogan (FLST), Karen & David Strider (FV)
  • 2004 Susan Turner (GCC)
  • 2003 Paul Boucher (ACAC)
  • 2002 Howard Craddock (FV) & Pam Grobmyer (ACAC)
  • 2001 Bob Garland, Jr. (BHSC)
  • 2000 Paul Boucher (ACAC) & Brent Wilson (GHG)
  • 1999 Pam Davis (FLST) & Jessica Simons (BHSC)
  • 1998 Charles Friend (LMST)
  • 1997 Chip Grobmyer (ACAC) & Stu Prather (ELKS)
  • 1996 Jeff North (GHG)
  • 1995 Jann Balmer (FV) & Locke Boyer (FCC)
  • 1994 Bob Garland, Jr. (BHSC)