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Christopher John Rushman

Cincinnati, Ohio

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Kayaking / Canoe Marathon, Other
Bucket List RaceCatalina Island Swim or Straits of Gibraltar
Post-Race DrinkWater
Off-Day ActivityRead and recover

C.J. joined the ABLY program in November 1996, as the co-founder and first Masters Coach and Pre-Competitive coach. He has 25+ years of progressive coaching positions from summer league, age group, high school and Masters. He swam collegiately for the University of Cincinnati, where he was a member of two conference championship teams (92 & 93). C.J. has served on the United States Masters Swimming Board of Directors as Corporate Secretary for 4 years (2009 -2013), as an At-Large Director for the Board for 1 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 an American Swimming Coaches Association Life member and a United States Masters Swimming Certified Level 3 Coach, certified USA Triathlon Coach as well as a Swimming Official, both for the YMCA and USA Swimming.