Maury McKinney is an American endurance athlete, open water swimmer, and swimming coach who completed a one-way crossing in 12 hours 30 minutes and a two-way crossing of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire in 2009 in 26 hours 18 minutes (11 hours on the first leg and 15 hours 18 minutes on the second leg) to raise money and awareness for the White Mountain Aquatic Foundation.
A native of Orlando, Florida and a graduate of Auburn University, he worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club in construction and worked as a professional climbing guide and part-owner of the International Mountain Climbing School, Inc. in North Conway, New Hampshire. He is a volunteer member, team leader and former board member of the Mountain Rescue Service. He has experience serving as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary on the boards of the American Mountain Guides Association, New Hampshire Outdoor Council and Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club.
He is currently the Aquatics Director of the White Mountain Aquatic Center and the head coach of the Saco Valley Swim Team. The team trains in a pool in Intervale and in various local lakes and the Saco River during the summer season. He also maintains Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard certifications. He continues to compete as a U.S. Masters Swimming member for the Maine Masters and in regional open water events during the summer.
White Mountain Aquatic Foundation
The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation leadership includes Jeff Rothen (President), Maury McKinney (Vice President), Nelle Killourie (Treasurer), Tricia Mattox-Larson (Secretary), Bob Magg (Board Member), Bob Schrader (Board Member), David Shafer (Board Member), and Jim Soroka (Board Member).