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President's Section

Meet the President:

Steve has been involved in officiating for most of his adult life, officiating Basketball, Softball, Rugby and Swimming events.

He started in swimming as a timer when his children joined the Beverly YMCA Barracudas. After one year, he joined the officiating ranks as a Level One YMCA official and an USS Stroke and Turn official, quickly progressing to a Level Two YMCA official and a USS Referee. In 2001, he joined EMSOA and in 2002 became a CSOA certified official.

Current certifications are:

  • Level Three YMCA Official, responsible for overseeing training of swim officials in New England, New York and New Jersey.
  • USS Referee
  • CSOA Regional Director for the Northeast Section, which includes New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Steve and his wife, June, have three children. Matthew is currently the assistant swim coach for the Women’s team at Harvard. Jessica, who swam at Harvard and was a co-captain of the team, is working in Austin, Texas for Facebook. Jaclyn swam at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is working in Boston for an advertising firm.

Steve is retired from Verizon and Salem State University and currently seeking something else to keep him occupied. He has officiated at numerous New England and National meets, including the last twelve YMCA Short Course National Championships, the last fourteen YMCA Long Course Championships, USS National Junior Championships, Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and last years Division 1 NCAA Women’s Championships.

Meet the Vice President:

Dick Lennon has been involved with swimming all his life. His accomplishments are as follows:

  • Member of the Lynn Boys Club (where he met his future wife, Eileen) USS swimming team
  • Member of the Lynn YMCA age-group swimming team
  • Captain of the UMASS-Amherst Men's swim team
  • Red Cross volunteer swim instructor in Water Safety, Lifeguard training, First Aid and CPR for 43 years
  • Director of Aquatics for the Medford Public Schools teaching, coaching the Boys and Girls High School teams, and USS swim team for over 20 years
  • Director of Community Education and Adult Education at Medford for 10 yrs
  • Member of E.M.S.O.A. for 36 years.
  • Named Tournament Director of the MIAA Girls State Swim Championships
  • Named to the Eastern Massachusetts High School Swim Coaches Hall of Fame

Dick and his wife have a son and a daughter, both of who swam and dove competitively in high school and college. His son, Dan, is the lead singer of the Five O'clock Shadow a capella singing group, whose National Anthem CD is played at many meets and pro events. His daughter Kate is an E.M.S.O.A. official and the happy mother of his grandson.

Dick is now retired, balancing time between his NH vacation home, swimming laps at Medford, officiating, and enjoying his family and new grandson