Abu Dhabi 2019 - Swimming

Dian Christensen

Coach | Fremont, Nebraska

Dian Christensen of Fremont, Nebraska will lend her coaching skills to open water swimming. When Dian's daughter wanted to join Special Olympics, her community program did not yet offer swimming as a competitive sport, so Dian decided to step up to the plate and start a local swim team. More than two decades later, she is proud that the team is still going strong. Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will mark Dian's 5th World Games coaching experience. In addition to her Special Olympics activities, she currently serves on five local Boards and has been an Ambassador for the Michael Phelps Swimming Foundation since 2010.