Marie Neaves and Chip Hannig – Swimming Coordinators
Marie "Chris" Neaves joined the Delaware Senior Olympics in 2004. She has participated twice in the swimming competition at the National Senior Games - 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA and 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA where she earned a gold, silver, and bronze. She is a member of U.S. Masters Swimming.
In 2009 she joined the Board of Directors of Canal Aquatics, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a state-of-the-art public aquatic facility to the Middletown area.
Marie serves on the Delaware Senior Olympics Board of Directors.
Chip Hannig competed in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on June 14, 2009. Chip finished 16th of 54 in the Men's 50—54 age group. Chip is also the Head Coach of the Salesianum School Swim Team.
Swimming is one of the finest sports for seniors; it is aerobic, builds endurance, strengthens legs, arms and heart, promotes flexibility and does all this without the injury-causing impact common in many sports.
Competitions are grouped by age and sex.
There are 15 events offered at the annual swim meet.