Mike Unger - Assistant Executive Director
Mike Unger is currently the Assistant Executive Director with USA Swimming. He has worked for USA Swimming since 1993, and in his 19 years has served in six roles, including Chief Operating Officer, National Events Director and Marketing Director.
As part of his work with USA Swimming, he oversees all major events, including the U.S. Olympic Trials, the Golden Goggle Awards dinner, the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, and the Pan Pacific Championships. Additionally, he supervises the Information Technology, Member Services and the Times and Performance departments. Unger is also involved with USA Swimming’s international relations efforts.
Since 1996 Unger has been involved with all of USA Swimming’s television broadcasts, and has worked “on loan” with NBC Sports, the U.S. Olympic network. He has assisted with television production for the past five Olympics (Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London) and has won two Emmy awards as part of the NBC production team.
From 2003 through 2006, Unger was the Managing Director for the FINA World Cup Swimming series, serving as the key liaison between FINA and the local organizers, broadcasters and the delegations attending the competitions.
Unger has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts. He resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, with his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, Nicole and Natalie.