USA Swimming Elects 2022 Honoree Natalie Coughlin as Board Vice-Chair, Kenneth Chung as Vice-Chair Fiscal Oversight


20 November 2023, 02:39pm

USA Swimming, the national governing body for swimming in the United States, today announced the election of Natalie Coughlin as Board Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect, and Kenneth Chung as Vice-Chair Fiscal Oversight.

Coughlin will serve as the Vice-Chair through September 2025, and then will automatically elevate to the position of Board Chair through 2029.  Coughlin is a 12-time Olympic medalist who has been serving on the USA Swimming Board as a director since 2016. She is the co-founder of Gaderian Wines in the Napa Valley and an ambassador for Athleta.

Chung was re-elected to a final term as Vice-Chair Fiscal Oversight, having served in this role since 2020. Chung also serves as a USA Swimming Official in North Texas and is a PhD candidate in Organization Development.

“We are pleased to announce the election of Natalie and Kenneth, two people who continue to give so much of their time and focus to our sport,” said Chris Brearton, USA Swimming Board Chair. “These are not easy roles, as we rely on the officers of the Board to work closely with staff, coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers to guide the organization’s future. We appreciate Natalie and Kenneth’s continued commitment to making swimming the sport of choice for young athletes in the United States.”

“I am honored to be chosen as the next Chair of the Board of Directors for USA Swimming,” said Coughlin. “This sport has given so much to me for decades, and I continue to want to give back to the growth and success of swimming in the United States.”

Coughlin and Chung assume their roles immediately.

About USA Swimming 
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competitions including the Olympic Games and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives. For more information, visit 

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