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April 28, 2023 - Pacific Swimming Announces the Passing of Judy Siegrist

The passing of an era.

Pacific Swimming has lost one of our founding members on April 28, 2023. Judy Siegrist was one of the first members of Pacific Swimming after its change from Pacific Association of AAU swimming in 1979. She served as one of the first OVC Officers and worked with her husband handling Registration for all Pacific Swimming Athletes starting in 1981. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors as an at large member. She continued to be involved with OVC and Registration until 1986, when she was elected as the Registration Chair and retained that position until it was eventually made a part of the Pacific Swimming Staff responsibility.

Judy and her family have been deeply involved in swimming at the local club level, the Zone level, the Pacific Swimming level and at the USA Swimming level, where Judy served as a member and Chair of the Credentials/Elections Committee for many years. The involvement of the family continues to today as her daughter, Laurie Benton works with Pacific Swimming and is involved at the USA Swimming level. The efforts of those like Judy have made Pacific Swimming what it is today, their dedication and commitment to the sport for over 5 decades demonstrates the level of volunteer commitment to swimming.

Judy will be laid to rest in a private, family members only burial service on May 5, 2023. Condolences may be sent to the family: 

c/o Laurie Benton
1374 Lupine Court
Concord, CA 94521