Christopher Rushman

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C.J. has been involved in the sport of swimming for more than 40 years as a swimmer and a coach. C.J. is an American Swimming Coaches Association Life member and a USA and USMS Certified Level 3 Coach, USA Para Swimming Certified Level 1 Coach, certified USA Triathlon Coach, and a Swimming Official, both for the YMCA and USA Swimming.

Under his coaching, his swimmers have accomplished the following; numerous Top 16 swimmers, Ohio Age Group State champions, Sectional champions, Zone Qualifiers, Jr. National Qualifiers and Senior National qualifiers, more than 40 High School All-Americans, over 20 Ohio and Kentucky High School State Champions.

C.J. swam collegiately for the University of Cincinnati, where he was a member of two conference championship teams (1992 & 1993). C.J. has earned USMS All-American honors, has won 22 YMCA Masters National Titles, 3 National Senior Games Titles, and placed in the USMS Top Ten 46 times during his career.

C.J. has served on the United States Masters Swimming Board of Directors as Corporate Secretary for four years (2009 -2013), as an At-Large Director for the Board for one year (2013-2014), and Great Lakes Zone Director for USMS (2015-2019). C.J. has earned a Presidential Citation for his work as USMS Corporate Secretary, a Dot Donnelly Service Award (2014), the Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award (2018), and the prestigious Ted Haartz U.S. Masters Swimming Staff Appreciation Award (2019).

C.J. is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University, where he possesses a Masters in Coaching Education and Athlete Development. In his free time, C.J. enjoys hiking, is an avid frisbee golfer, and escapes a few times a year to his cottage in Lakeside, Ohio.

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Awards & Accomplishments

Served as the Great Lakes Zone Chair (Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2019)
Severed as the National Corporate Secretary (2009-2013)
Served as the At-Large Director for the Great Lakes, USMS Board of Directors (2013-2014)
Member of the USMS Championship and Coaches Committee as Ex-Officio.
USMS Awards and Recognition Received:
2014 U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award
2018 U.S. Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award
2019 Ted Haartz U.S. Masters Swimming Staff Appreciation Award
Adult Learn To Swim (ALTS) Certified Coach/Instructor
USMS Certified Coach:
Level 1 – achieved Jun 2, 2012
Level 2 – achieved Jun 2, 2012
Level 3 – achieved Oct 12, 2013


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