Dale Neuburger, FINA Bureau VP & UANA President & Past President (Ex-Officio)
Dale Neuburger is currently in his fourth term as Vice President of FINA, beginning his tenure on the FINA Bureau at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the FINA Executive. Neuburger has spent a lifetime in service to aquatic sports and Olympic ideals.
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 the IOC and FINA 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 was the Technical Delegate for the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games and 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, and he has also served as Technical Delegate to four FISU Universiade swimming competitions.
Since 2009, Neuburger has been the Chairman of the FINA Development Commission, appointed by FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione. In this role, he has helped FINA in the creation of the FINA Scholarship Program, implementation of coach certification programs, and the expansion of FINA clinic programs for coaches and technical officials.
In 2015, Neuburger was elected as President of UANA, the continental association for aquatics serving the 42 National Federations of the Americas, and will serve in this role until the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019. Additionally, he was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of ACODEPA, the council of continental organizations that oversees sport competition in the Pan American Games. By action of the UANA Congress in Toronto at the Pan American Games, he will be nominated unopposed for a fifth term, through 2021, as FINA Vice President at the next FINA General Congress.
In the United States, 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; President of USA Swimming from 1998 to 2002; and, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004. He currently serves as a Board member of USA Swimming (since 1990) and was a Board member of the USA Swimming Foundation from 2011 to 2016.
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 received the President’s Award from the USOC in 2000 and was Chairman of the USOC International Relations Committee.