The Colorado Rapids just announced that team President Tim Hinchey has accepted the position of President and CEO of USA Swimming down in Colorado Springs and will be leaving the club. His last day will be July 1, 2017.
In the official announcement on the Rapids website, President and CEO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Jim Martin said that “we were extremely fortunate to have Tim spearhead the Colorado Rapids since his arrival in 2010. Through his passion and commitment to the club, the State of Colorado and the sport of soccer, Tim was an instrumental figure in helping make the Colorado Rapids the organization that it is today. Although we are sad to see him leave the Colorado Rapids and KSE family, we want to congratulate and wish Tim the very best as he begins a new and exciting chapter in his professional career with USA Swimming.”
Hinchey has been with the club for seven years, and has been the Rapids President since 2011. He was named MLS Executive of the Year in 2016, which was also the club’s most successful season.
In the USA Swimming official announcement, Hinchey stated: “Leading USA Swimming is a dream job for me. Being involved in the sport of swimming has played a major part in shaping who I am as a person and as a professional, and I can’t wait to give back to our membership.”
USA Swimming Board of Directors Chair Jim Sheehan praised Hinchey, and believes that “this is an exciting time for USA Swimming and Tim Hinchey’s track record of business success and proven leadership abilities are well-suited to guide our future direction... Tim's experience in sport at multiple levels will be invaluable to help us embrace the opportunities that can take swimming to the next level.”
The Burgundy Wave wishes Tim Hinchey good luck in his future endeavors!
Stay tuned for a post about who we think are the likely candidates to take over after Hinchey leaves.