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Betty Solorzano

Inducted May 2004

Betty has been a charter member of the Maine Swimming Officials Association since 1968.  She has held the positions of secretary, treasurer and president of the MSOA. 

She has been a charter member of the Eastern Maine Chapter since 1969.  During that time she held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-president, and President. 


She has been an Active Certified Swimming Official from 1968 to the present. 


She served as Meet Director for the first girls High School State Meet in 1973.  She served as a swimming official for every boys and girls High School State Meet and YMCA State Meet from 1968-1993.


She was awarded the Maine State Principalsí Outstanding Achievement Award in 1982. 


She was a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor for over 50 years.  She taught hundreds of boys and girls to swim at YMCA and YWCA and Girl Scout camps.  She served as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer and trained hundreds of young people to become swimming instructors.  She served as Red Cross Water Safety Chairperson and organized Red Cross swimming areas throughout Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. 


She served as Waterfront Director at Girl Scout camps in Maine and Massachusetts.  She served for many years as lifeguard for the recreation department.