PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Research Professor Bruce Becker is recipient of the John K Williams, Jr. Adaptive Aquatics Award for 2011.
 
He will receive the award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame at induction ceremonies on May 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
 
Becker is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at WSU, where he has been studying the biologic changes found during water immersion at differing temperatures.
 
He has published and taught nationally and internationally in the area of human physiologic changes during immersion and the health benefits of aquatic activity. He is co-author of the text, “Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy,” and in 2010 was named one of the top 25 most influential aquatics professionals in the nation by Aquatics International magazine.
 
A graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine, he earned an M.S. from the University of Washington and a B.S. from Iowa State University.