Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Sponsored by S.R. SMITH
Fort Lauderdale – The Adapted Aquatics Committee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is pleased to announce that Marnie Young, of Oceanside, Calif., has will receive the 2014 the John K. Williams Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award. The Award is sponsored by S.R. Smith and will be presented in conjunction with ISHOF’s 50th Annual Induction Weekend, on Friday, June 13, 2013 at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. For over 80 years, S.R. Smith as been a leader in the aquatic industry to make the water accessible to everyone and ISHOF is proud to present this award in their name.

Ms. Young is an Adapted physical education teacher with the Oceanside Unified School District and has been a leader in the adapted aquatics field for over twenty years. Her commitment to excellence spans many different types of activities as a teacher, coach and within her professional organizations. She believes that the goal of adapted aquatics is to ensure that students with disabilities are safe, comfortable and independent in the aquatic environment.

She holds a masters degree and 2 teaching credentials in Adapted Physical Education, from California State University at Long Beach and has received both National and State Teacher of the Year awards. She has served as Chair of the State Council on Adapted Physical education (California), and was the Conference Director for the 42nd National Adapted Physical Education Conference in 2013.

In addition to her work with the school district, she has been a professional cliff, springboard and comedy diver and has won national and world masters diving champion and competed in the 1994 World high diving Championships where she dived from heights 60, 70 and 80 feet. Still competing in masters diving, she is also the head diving coach of Dive San Diego.

For ticket information visit www.ishof.org or call Bob Duenkel at 954-462-6536, ext. 226.

About S.R. Smith: Since 1932, S.R.Smith has been a world leading manufacturer of commercial and residential swimming pool deck equipment. The company’s products are featured on some of the finest pools in the world. S.R.Smith’s comprehensive lie of ADA compliant pool lifts provides disabled people safe access to aquatic activities. S.R.Smith is headquartered in Canby, OR with additional manufacturing in Portland, TN. For more information, visit: http://www.srsmith.com or

About the J John K. Williams, Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award: Established in 1994 by ISHOF’s Adaptive Aquatics Committee, this award honors an individual who has made significant and substantial contributions to the field of adaptive aquatics (aquatics for persons with physical disabilities) as a participant, athlete, teacher, instructor, coach, organizer, administrator or media representative.

About ISHOF: The International Hall of Fame, established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its mission is to promote swimming as the key to fitness, good health, an improved quality of life, drowning prevention and water safety for all adults and children.