Dale Neuburger Joins International Swimming Hall of Fame Board of Directors

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The International Swimming Hall of Fame unanimously voted to bring Mr. Dale Neuburger onto its Board of Directors

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) unanimously voted to bring Dale Neuburger onto its Board of Directors

Dale Neuburger is currently in his fifth term as Vice President of FINA, beginning his tenure on the FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) Bureau at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He is currently the Treasurer for FINA.

“We are most excited to develop a closer relationship with Dale and FINA”, said Dr. Bill Kent – International Swimming Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board

“Dale’s international experience and deep understanding of the FINA Bureau will be a great asset to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and further ISHOF as an international entity.  Having a greater connection to FINA is only natural since FINA – the governing body for Olympic aquatic sports – designated the Hall of Fame museum as the “Official Repository for Aquatic History” back in 1968.” – Brent Rutemiller ISHOF President and CEO.

Since 2005, he has served as the Bureau Liaison to the FINA Technical Swimming Committee and Chairman of the FINA Technical Swimming Commission. Mr. Neuburger was appointed by FINA and the IOC to be the Technical Delegate for the swimming competition for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games, and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He is the Technical Delegate to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

In 2015, Mr. Neuburger was elected as President of UANA, the continental association for aquatics serving the 42 National Federations of the Americas. Additionally, he was elected as First Vice President of ACODEPA, the council of continental organizations that oversees sport competition in the Pan American Games.

In the United States, Mr. Neuburger has served in a variety of leadership roles within the aquatic sports, including as President of United States Aquatic Sports from 2002 to 2006 and President of USA Swimming from 1998 to 2002; He served as a Board member of USA Swimming for 28 years from 1990 to 2018, and as a Board member of the USA Swimming Foundation for three years.

Mr. Neuburger was a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee from 1995 to 2002, and a member of its Executive Committee from 1996 to 2000, serving as chairman of the National Governing Bodies (NGB) Council, comprised of the leaders of the forty-five National Federations recognized by the USOC. In 2004, Mr. Neuburger was designated to serve as Deputy Chef de Mission of the 700-member United States delegation for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He was Co-Chairman of the USOC International Relations Committee from 2001 to 2004.

“It’s a great privilege to join the Board of Directors of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, which honors the heroes of our sport and expands awareness of the importance of water safety.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to increase the impact of ISHOF worldwide.” – Dale Neuburger

Mr. Neuburger has a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Princeton University, and holds two Master’s degrees from Indiana University, in philanthropic studies and in public administration.

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