Recognizing outstanding contributions to YMCA Diving.
The Robert “Moose” Moss Award was established in 1995 to recognize outstanding contributions to YMCA Diving. It was named for Moose Moss, who built one of the nation’s top diving programs on his farm in Moultrie, Georgia. With no prior experience in Diving, Moose admired the sport of diving but had prior experience in the sport. He wanted his children to have an opportunity to excel at an individual sport and he studied the sport and received the training he needed to become a coach. Moose dreamed of bringing world class diving to Colquitt County. That dream was fulfilled in 1993 with the dedication of the Moose Moss Aquatic Center. The center has been the training site for six Olympic teams and a Can-Am-Mex Championship.
His contribution to the sport was recognized in 1985 when he was named by U.S. Diving as the National Age-Group coach of the year. The Georgia Diving Association has a lifetime achievement award named in honor of Moss. Most significantly, U.S. Diving named its annual junior’s coaching award the Moose Moss Age-Group Coach of the Year Award.