All-American Joins Finis Team


Livermore, California (EastBayDaily) — Today Finis, Inc., the Worldwide Leader in Technical Swimming Development, announced the newest hire to their growing company – Ms. Lisa Hazen. Ms. Hazen will take on the role of Vice President of Operations where the company plans to utilize her vast experience as both an Information Technology manager and elite swimmer.

Hazen grew up in Sacramento, CA. where she was trained by top level coach, Sherm Chavoor at Arden Hills. Hazen then went on to attend Stanford University, placing in 4 NCAA Championships and becoming a 5x All-American under the prestigious Coach George Haines. Hazen continues to dominate the swimming world with top finishes in numerous Professional Marathon races and Masters competitions. She also competes in various Open Water swims, most notably the recent 2008 World Championship 10K Trials, a preliminary race for the Olympics. "Swimming for Sherm and George taught me that a strong work ethic reaps results. Having the opportunity to work with Finis is amazing. It's great to be able to use my 22 years of work experience and apply it to something I am so passionate about," explained Hazen.

Ms. Hazen comes directly from Labcyte, Inc., where she grew the company infrastructure from infancy to its current state, supporting operations and endeavors around the globe. John Mix, President of Finis, recognizes Hazen's talents and accomplishments adding, "Having Lisa as part of our Finis team is a tremendous asset. Lisa's background and passion for the sport combined with extensive IT knowledge will further our edge as the leader in technical swimming product development. With 6 former university team captains and 8 former college-level swimmers and water polo players on staff, Finis has the opportunity to truly advance the sport. Our focus remains to improve the quality of swimming on all levels."

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About FINIS, Inc.: Founded in 19993 by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medalist, Pablo Morales, Finis, Inc. develops the most technologically advanced training equipment for the swimming community. FINIS offers something for swimmers of all abilities to improve their technique. USA Olympic Water Polo Team Captain Tony Azevedo is a Finis Sponsored Athlete. Brands owned and operated by Finis include: FINIS, SwiMP3, Zoomers, Lane 4, and Water Pals.

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Katie Moeckel
Finis Inc.