Gregg Cross is the Open Water Swimming Zone Representative for the Southern Zone of USA Swimming. He is also the 2006 recipient of the Glen S. Hummer Award and has been the long-time race director of the Open Water Festival where the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships have been concurrently held.
He is a coach with the Gulf Coast Swim Team and a teacher at Bonita Middle School. In 1985, he joined Swim Florida as a coach, and in 1987, moved to Cape Coral to establish a separate entity of Swim Florida; Swim Florida Cape. In nine years with Swim Florida Cape, he helped develop several Senior and Junior National swimmers, as well as numerous high school state champions. In 1996, he became the head age group coach for Swim Florida, and subsequently helped expand the south Lee County age group program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Since 1999 he has served as the race director for the USA Swimming World Open Water Swimming Championship Trials twice.
He is a triathlete, and has completed the 12.5 Swim Around Key West three times, the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, and numerous other open water swims.