September 21, 2014
During the USA
Swimming House of Delegates meeting today, Jim Sheehan won an
election to become USA Swimming President of the Board of
Directors, replacing outgoing two-term USA Swimming President Bruce
Stratton. Sheehan’s two-year term begins immediately.
“I would like to thank our USA Swimming membership for allowing me to serve the amazing people involved in the greatest sport in the Olympic movement,” said Sheehan. “It’s been an honor to participate in the governance of our sport and I look forward to working with athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff to take this great organization into the future.”
A resident of Metuchen, New Jersey, Sheehan has served as Program Operations Vice President since 2010, following a four-year tenure as Officials Committee Chair. Sheehan has assisted his local New Jersey Swimming Board of Directors since 1992, first as Records Chair then a Board of Directors member. The longtime USA Swimming official has worked at the highest level of domestic and international componships, Pan Pacific Championships and Goodwill Games. Sheehan, a Rutgers University graduate, recently retired as Vice President from the Marsh & McLennan Companies after a 40-year professional career.