USA Synchro honors Hagedorn with Lillian MacKellar Award
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Synchro recently honored
the late Myrna Hagedorn with the
Lillian MacKellar Distinguished Service Award.
served many roles within the synchronized swimming community, including
coaching stints at Rutgers University and with the Central Jersey Synchronettes
and Colorado Springs Novas. She also served as Administrative Chair for the
Rocky Mountain Association and the North Zone, where she was its secretary.
helped reorganize and update USA Synchro’s technical rules, and she chaired the
ad hoc Athletes’ Program Committee.
serves with a kind and generous spirit, promoting fair play and growth of our
athletes and sport,” USA Synchro Past President Ginny Jasontek wrote in nominating Hagedorn.
a member of the United States Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame as a
Contributor, is the first person to be honored with the Lillian MacKellar Award
posthumously. Her husband, Al Hagedorn,
accepted the award.
Lillian MacKellar Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual
who has given unselfishly to the support of synchronized swimming with
particular attention to the welfare of the athletes.