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SWA Boards and Committees

Swimming WA Board

President - Jeanette Bailey

Jeanette brings a wealth of experience to her role as Swimming WA President as a former coach, referee and committee member. Jeanette’s extensive swimming background combined with her knowledge of the sport makes her one of the most valued and respected members on the Swimming WA Board. Jeanette’s professional skills in administration and management have provided Swimming WA with a sound approach to considering all issues related to swimming in Western Australia.

 

Director - Jeff Williams

Courtesy of his two sons, Jeff has been heavily involved in the swimming community since 1990, first in NSW and now here in Western Australia. Jeff has assisted his local club as a volunteer and referee  and has also contributed to the club’s committee as both Vice President and President.  Jeff strives to contribute positively to the governance, planning and policies here at Swimming WA and continues to focus on providing strategic direction and development for the association.

 

Director - Luigi D'Orsogna

Luigi is one of WA’s leading cardiologists, currently acting as a visiting consultant to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and King Edward Memorial Hospital, as well as his private practice at Western Cardiology. Luigi’s reputation as one of WA’s leading paediatric and fetal cardiologist is coupled with his experience as a public speaker and contributor to medical publications. A passion for swimming clearly runs in the D’Orsogna family, with Luigi’s son Tommaso currently one of WA’s elite swimmers and a relay bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Director - Dorothy Harris

Dorothy, affectionately known at Dot, has been involved in our sport for more than 20 years, has officiated at an international level and is currently the South West Region Coordinator.

Director - Jim Piper

Jim has swum at an Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, and is currently an accountant with FMG. A life long swimmer and one of WA's most successful competitors, Jim brings a unique skill set to the Swimming WA Board with a strong understanding of the sport from at all levels.

Director – Louis van Aardt

Louis is a solicitor and has been specialising in corporate and commercial law for nearly 15 years.  He is admitted to practice law in WA and NSW and is a Partner at Kott Gunning Lawyers, in Perth.  Louis is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a regular public speaker to industry professionals in Australia on certain key areas of corporate law and practice.  His legal experience and ability to give clear and sound advice will benefit and further strengthen the board of Swimming WA.

Director - Kerrynne Batten 

Kerrynne is a certified practicing accountant and Finsia Fellow, with significant experience in risk management, governance and assurance roles in the public, private and government sectors. Kerrynne has a solid understanding of sporting organisations as a competitor, parent and administrator, including time spent at the Australian Institute of Sport developing and implementing the first financial accountability framework for Olympic Athlete Program. She is or has been an active member of sporting communities including water polo, surf life and rugby union at the grass roots level. With more than 20 years post graduate (BComm, UWA) experience, Kerrynne has worked in executive roles with Wesfarmers, KPMG, the financial services regulator, APRA and currently, Murdoch University.

Swimming Australia Board Member - Tom Picton Warlow

Based in WA, Tom brings to Swimming Australia over twenty years of business and professional experience in a range of areas including investment banking, oil and gas and mining. Tom’s wealth of experience includes previous employment with Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, BankWest, Woodside and Westpac, and brings this experience to the board of Swimming WA. Tom has a strong history of involvement in the sport of swimming - particularly as an open water swimmer, with 10 years of participation in the Rottnest Channel Swim.

Swimming Australia Board Member - Chloe Flutter 

 

SWA Open Water Committee

Principle: A well planned and innovative Open Water Swimming (OWS) competition structure will deliver relevant and timely OWS events in acknowledgement of a developing and varied opportunities to meet the needs of SWA, affiliated Clubs and swimming individuals for competitive swimming external of still water venues that will contribute to a capable and diverse swimming team in WA.

Contact Darren Beazley, Swimming WA CEO

darren.beazley@swimming.org.au

Darren Beazley

Richard Verboon

Ann Blaxill

Stella Carrera

Robyn Arblaster 

Click here for the committee Terms of Reference (TORs)

 

SWA Technical Committee

Principle: A person, who performs the role of a Technical Official, in whatever capacity, will encourage and acknowledge the contributions of all other Swimming WA officials and promote a positive environment of collegiate effort in interpreting and delivering international and national rules of the Sport of Swimming.

Contact Carolyn Gorrick, Swimming WA Development Manager:

carolyn.gorrick@wa.swimming.org.au

Carolyn Gorrick

Lesley Arrowsmith

Kaye Bolger

Jacqui McNamara

Errol Smith 

Marita Eisenlohr

Click here for the committee Terms of Reference (TORs)

 

SWA Finance and Governance Committee

Principle: The current and ongoing reassessment by the Board, as the custodians of a premier sporting organisation, to measure its relevance and performance in a changing environment requires the Board to grasp and appreciate it has an obligation to heed the signs of change. This requires that the sport of competitive swimming remains relevant and appropriately prepared and positioned for any future direction. It is recognition that external stakeholders have adopted new philosophies on governance, risk and operations for an organisation.

Contact Darren Beazley, Swimming WA CEO:

 darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

Brian Bartsh (Chairman)

Ron Lucas

Jim Piper

Kerrynne Batten

Darren Beazley

Click here for the committee Terms of Reference (TORs)

 

SWA Competition Planning and Review Committee

Principle: A well planned and innovative competition structure which delivers relevant meet programmes in acknowledgement of the needs of SWA, affiliated clubs and swimming individuals will contribute to a capable and strong swimming team in WA.

Contact Meg Jovanovich, Swimming WA Competition Manager:

meg.jovanovich@wa.swimming.org.au

Darren Beazley

Meg Jovanovich

Fiona Njirich

Gordon Shaw

Tony Ball

Steve Walker

Will Scott

Click here for the committee Terms of Reference (TORs)

 

SWA Life Members Election Committee

Principle: To acknowledge the dedicated and selfless contribution of persons who have provided extensive years of volunteer service to Swimming WA by extending to them the honour of being awarded life membership of Swimming WA.

Ron Patching

Joy Collins

John McNaught

Click here for the committee Terms of Reference (TORs)

 

SWA Hall of Fame Committee

Principle: To recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of our member’s participation and service to the sport of swimming in Western Australia (WA). It is an illustrious group of SWA’s most respected and celebrated champions that span time, and achievement. They are the best of the best, who through their achievements have made an enduring or significant contribution to the sport of swimming, inspiring young and old alike. SWA will seek to acknowledge, promote and preserve the contribution of these individuals’ by extending to them an appropriate honour in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Swimming in WA.

 

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