2004 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Ann Greene graduated from Bouve College, Tufts University, with a degree in Education in 1955. At Boston University she received a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreational Activities for the Handicapped Child.
Ann taught Physical Education, including aquatics, for the East Providence School System for thirty-five years. Appointed to the Physical Education Department in 1955, she became Department Chairperson in 1981 and Assistant Athletic Director in 1984.
Thousands of East Providence students and children learned to swim and be safe around the water during the school day, in after-school programs and in family swim programs from the teachings of Ann and Alice Sullivan. As a Water Safety instructor, Ann was instrumental in the careers of many fine swimming instructors throughout the state of Rhode Island and New England.
In 1973, the American Red Cross Providence Chapter presented her a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteer service in aquatics. Ann received the Safety Chairperson Distinguished service award in 1978; and in 1982, she was recognized for Exceptional Volunteer service. The Rhode Island Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance honored her as well. In 1972 Ann was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award and in 1991 was honored with a Presidential citation for outstanding dedication and contributions to Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Ann served as a director on the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame from 1988 to 1998 and treasurer from 1994 to 1998.
Ann S. Greene is being honored with her induction to the Rhode Aquatic Hall of Fame for her outstanding sacrifice of time to water safety, giving of her talents in helping others enjoy aquatics, and for her outstanding leadership in providing professional training to instructors of swimming.