Anne Green Death, Obituary – Swimming Australia would like to extend its most sincere condolences to Anne Green’s family and friends after learning of her passing. Anne was a prominent figure in the sport of swimming. Throughout her entire life, Anne was a fervent advocate for the sport of swimming. Anne served the local swimming community in a variety of roles, including those of instructor, coach, and administrator, over the course of more than half a century. From 1992 until 2006, Anne held the position of Chairperson for what was then known as the International Paralympic Committee for Swimming and is now known as World Para Swimming.
Before that, she worked for Australian Swimming from 1990 until 2001 as the Manager of Disability Sport and Indigenous Populations. This position was held until 2001. She was the only person in all of Australia who met all of the requirements to be a technical classifier at the time that she was appointed to that position. Anne’s career in administration was marked by numerous honors and awards. Anne’s devotion to swimming extended far beyond the scope of her administrative responsibilities; she worked as a Technical Delegate at the Paralympic Games in both Atlanta and Sydney, as well as at three IPC Swimming World Championships in the years 1994, 1998, and 2002. Her commitment to the sport of swimming was unmatched by any other employee in her department. Her unwavering commitment to swimming was incredibly inspirational.
Prior to her time as a member of multiple Australian teams, including those that competed in the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics, the 1990 World Championships, and both the 1993 and 1997 World Deaf Games, Anne had also enjoyed a successful career as a coach. Among the teams she coached were those that competed in the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics, the 1990 World Championships, and both the 1993 and 1997 World Dea In recognition of Anne’s remarkable achievements, the Australian Sports Medal was bestowed upon her in the year 2000. Anne was given this honor in Australia.
In addition, in the year 2002, the International Swimming Hall of Fame honored her accomplishments in the field of adaptive aquatics by bestowing upon her the John K. Williams Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award. This award was presented to her in recognition of the service she has provided to individuals with disabilities. Anne was a true pioneer who will forever be remembered by the larger swimming community, not only in the United States but also all over the world. Her legacy will live on forever.