| Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Kathleen Prindle currently serves on the Florida Gold Coast LSC Board of Directors (Finance Chair, D&I Chair), USA Swimming’s Senior Development National Committee, the ASCA Board of Directors (Vice President), and the Florida State High School Athletic Association Advisory Board (past Chair). Prindle is an inducted member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
With a decade of corporate experience in NYC’s fashion industry, Prindle held multiple senior executive roles. As Director of International Sales for a Fortune 500 retailer, her contributions in strategic planning led to the execution of new US import strategies for overseas manufacturing partners, and the creation of an International Logistics business. Her innovative approach to business development led to re-branding international clothing lines and expansion into emerging markets.
Today, Prindle focuses on sport development. After leading a 2010 nationwide study to explore the evolving needs of USA clubs/coaches, she founded a club team focused on 13+older athlete development. Since 1989, Prindle has promoted aquatics across the Eastern Seaboard by launching 9 Learn-to-Swim programs, 2 USA-Swimming club teams, 2 US Masters teams, and Recreational programming. Coaching accomplishments include: 3X USA Olympic Trials Coach (‘08, ‘12, ’16), 2X Olympic Coach (private), 2X FINA World Championships Coach, 17 seasons as Varsity Head Coach, National Qualifiers from more than 18 countries, and nearly 30 years on-deck.
Prindle fiercely advocates for athlete safety, clean sport, and professionalizing the role of swim coaches. She and her husband of 19 years, Chris, reside near the beach in Boca Raton, Florida.