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Paragon Awards

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Sid Cassidy was the recipient of the 2014 Paragon Award for Competitive Swimming that is annually given out at International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
Ralph Goto (middle) receiving one of the 2012 Paragon Awards from Bob Duenkel (right) and Jim Drozdowski of Paragon Aquatics (left) at the International Swimming Hall of Fame

The Paragon Awards is sponsored by Paragon Aquatics and Pentair Aquatic Systems and presented for outstanding contributions to Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming. The Paragon Awards are presented at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

The annual Paragon Awards bring some of the most interesting and fascinating people each year to the Hall of Fame,” said International Swimming Hall of Fame President/CEO Bruce Wigo. “These are the unsung heroes who make competitive swimming possible, who save lives, who promote water safety and further aquatic education.”

A list of the recipients of the Paragon Awards is here.

Water Safety Award Recipients[edit]

  • 2019 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Peter Davis
  • 2015 Paragon Award for Water Safety: Dr. Peter Wernicki
  • 2013 Paragon Award for Water Safety: Professor Dr. Joost Bierens, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2012 Paragon Award for Water Safety: Ralph Goto
  • 2011 Paragon Award for Water Safety: Farhad Madani (USA)
  • 2010 Paragon Award for Water Safety: B. Chris Brewster (USA)
  • 2009 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Stathis Avramidis, PhD Researcher (GRE)
  • 2008 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Jim Wheeler
  • 2007 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Judith Sperling
  • 2006 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Shawn DeRosa
  • 2005 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Bob Johnson
  • 2004 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Tom Griffiths, Ed.D. (USA)
  • 2003 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Suity Cureton, Commodore (1993-1997), Commodore Longfellow Society
  • 2002 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Joe A. Pecoraro, Supervisor of Pools & Beaches, Chicago Park District
  • 2001 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Dr. John Fletemeyer, Supervisor of Beaches, Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2000 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Steve Graves, National Swim School Association
  • 1999 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Rob McKay, President & Director, Lifestyle Swim School, Lifestyle Video Productions
  • 1998 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: John M. Malatak, United States Coast Guard
  • 1997 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Thomas C. Werts, American Red Cross
  • 1996 Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety: Christine M. Branche-Dorsey, Ph.D., Center for Disease Control Prevention

About Paragon Aquatics[edit]

Paragon Aquatics is a Division of Pentair Water Pool and Spa headquartered out of LaGrangeville, New York, U.S.A. Paragon has been a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of swimming pool deck equipment, including competitive starting platforms for over 50 years, and is a proud sponsor of the Paragon Awards since 1996. Paragon Aquatics sells diving towers, competitive starting platforms, lifeguard chairs and more, including Stark Filtration Systems.

About International Swimming Hall of Fame[edit]

The International Swimming Hall of Fame was established in 1965 and is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. Its mission is to inspire everyone to be a swimmer by promoting the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all adults and children.

Paragon Award Winners[edit]

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