Courtesy: Oklahoma Swimming
Oklahoma Swimming, Inc. is excited to announce that it has chosen its first General Manager to oversee its day to day operations and to help grow the sport of youth swimming in Oklahoma. After an exhaustive search with many great applicants, the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Swimming selected long time swimmer, coach and swimming advocate, Bob Staab to serve in this newly created paid position.
“Bob Staab has a long history of success in both Oklahoma Swimming and USA Swimming,” stated Denis Mink, General Chair. “As our new General Manager, we expect him to help lead us to new levels of success for our athletes and coaches. Like all LSCs, we depend on volunteers. We believe that the dedicated focus that comes from a paid position will allow us to magnify the impact of our volunteers as we serve our athletes and grow our sport.”
For the first time in its long and proud history, Oklahoma Swimming will have a person dedicated to maintaining its presence in the Swimming Community. Staab will be responsible for organizing and hosting Swimming activities throughout the state that will develop new swimmers and support the athletes, coaches and officials that make the sport of swimming so great.
“I am excited to begin my role as General Manager for OKS,” commented Staab. “I started swimming competitively at age 13 for the Tulsa Hurricane Swim Club and have been involved in swimming at one level or another ever since. Whether as a coach, an administrator, serving on a board, or in my current role with United Sports Services (SwissTiming distributor in the US) I continue to learn and appreciate the sport. This new role provides me another opportunity to help pay back all that swimming has done for me.”
Staab will start his new role at the Oklahoma Swimming Board Retreat this April. He is expected to hit the ground running.