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Chris McPherson ’89

Chris graduated from Princeton along with her future-husband, John McPherson ’89, who was her next-door neighbor freshman year. Chris currently serves as the president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Nashville and has also performed leadership roles in Annual Giving, the Alumni Schools Committee, Young Alumni, and the Committee on Regional Associations since graduation.  A varsity swimmer while at Princeton, Chris acted as team captain her senior year in addition to earning All-East and All-Ivy honors.  Chris continued her involvement in swimming after college, founding and coaching numerous swim teams of summer league, age group, middle school, high school, college, and masters swimmers. She also reentered the world of athletic competition in US Masters Swimming, and began a tradition of hosting mini-reunions for PU swimming alumni twice a year at each USMS national championship meet.

Chris’ current position finds her daily on the pool deck at The Ensworth School in Nashville, TN, acting as head coach of the Ensworth Aquatics Masters program and as assistant coach for their high school team. Chris welcomes swimmers of all ages, ability levels, and goals, to swim with her masters’ team, and she focuses not only on proper technique and fitness, but, most importantly, on helping others to gain a love for swimming.


Morning Wellness Activities

Friday, October 5

Dance Cardio for Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Kwanza Jones ’93
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 AM
Get up and move with this dance centered workout.
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Group Run with Ashley Higginson ’11, Attorney, Professional Runner
Time: 6:45 – 7:30 AM
Enjoy a casual run around Princeton campus. All paces welcome.
Run begins in the Dillon Gymnasium parking lot

Group Yoga
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 AM
Welcome the morning with this gentle yoga class. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel.
Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room (lower level)

Meditation with Sukey Novogratz ’89, Writer, Meditation Advocate
Time: 7:00 – 7:30 AM
This guided meditation class will begin your day with peace.
Lewis Science Library, Atrium

Qigong with Nadia Linda Chiu Hole ’75, Founder, Aloha MD
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 AM
Ease into the day with this Chinese exercise combining movement, breathing, and meditation. No prior experience needed.
Dillon Gymnasium, Multipurpose Room

Swim at Dillon Gym with Chris McPherson ’89, Head Coach, Ensworth Aquatics Masters Program
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 AM
Begin your day with a guided swim workout. All ability levels welcome. Please bring a swimsuit, cap, and goggles.
Dillon Gymnasium, Pool