Ron Van Pool is a widely respected member of the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors, and his organizational roots span the better part of four decades and a variety of other leadership roles.
Following more than 25 years as a competition official, Van Pool joined the USA Swimming Board of Directors in 1998. Throughout that tenure he’s been an active player in issues of governance and international relations, among others. In 2002 he was elected to a four-year term as President.
That same year Van Pool joined the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Governing Bodies Council — a role he maintains to this day. He’s also served on the Disciplinary Panel and National Federations Relations Committee for the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA).
Van Pool is a graduate of the University of Washington and earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California Berkley. He lives in Washington with his wife, Jackie. They have two grown children.