Lisa named assistant swim coach for Goodwill Games
Rowan University swim coach Tony Lisa has been named assistant coach for the men's World All-Star Team at the 2001 Goodwill Games, Wednesday-Monday, August 29-September 3, in Brisbane, Australia. The
Rowan University swim coach Tony Lisa has been named assistant coach for the men's World All-Star Team at the 2001 Goodwill Games, Wednesday-Monday, August 29-September 3, in Brisbane, Australia. The World All-Star Team consists of swimmers from Brazil, Canada, China and Japan.
The four teams competing include Team Australia, Team USA, a European All-Star Team and a World All-Star team. The competition will include a total of 38 events. The men's and women's teams will compete in a round robin, dual meet format for a total of three dual meets per team. First and second placed teams advance to the gold medal final while the third and fourth placed teams will compete for the bronze medal.
At Rowan, Lisa has coached the men's swim team for 25 seasons (194-63-1) and the women for 14 (129-40). His combined coaching record stands at 323-103-1. He is in the final year of a three year term as president of the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) which includes all swim teams from the NCAA Division I, II and III, and the NAIA and junior colleges. Prior Lisa was president-elect for the CSCAA for two years and a member of the board of directors. He graduated from Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in 1975 and received his master's in 1978.
This is the first time the Goodwill Games will be held outside the United States or Russia. The competition includes 14 sports events over 12 days (August 29-September 9). The competitors are vying for their share of millions in prize money, performance incentives and world record bonuses. The top-ranked athletes and teams in the world are invited to participate in the Games based on performances at world championships and other major international competitions in each sports, as well as from the Olympic Games.
Previously there have been four Goodwill Games: Moscow, Soviet Union (1986), Seattle, Washington (1990), St. Petersburg, Russia (1994) and New York, New York (1998) and one Winter Goodwill Games in Lake Placid, New York (2000).