Daniel brings to the role more than 13 years of experience in the sport industry, having worked for organisations including Australian University Sport, Coffey Sport and Leisure and the Department of Sport and Recreation. As well as applying his experience to deliver the objectives of Swimming WA's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, Daniel also brings to the organisation specialised experience in event management and organisational development.
Involved in the sport for more than 25 years, Meg brings a wealth of experience to the role of Competition Manager with Swimming WA, working closely with SWA regions, clubs, members, officials, volunteers and venues to ensure the establishment and delivery of all Swimming WA pool competitions. Meg also looks after the hands on delivery of SWA pool competitions (long course and short course), competition planning and management, education, implementation and management of online entry and results, meet manager and team manager systems.
James joined Swimming WA after working as WA Commercial and Marketing Manager at Netball WA and Marketing Manager at Hockey Australia. Prior to that he worked in some of Perth's biggest advertising agencies on accounts such as HBF, BHP, Landcorp, Synergy, Western Power and Cedar Woods. His role at Swimming WA is to work closely with partners, sponsors and stakeholders to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the association. He also works closely with the Media and Communications Coordinator to manage the image and marketing of Swimming WA. Aside from his involvement in swimming, James also has international hockey coaching experience and occasionally assists the Kookaburras program.
Susan joins Swimming WA with more than nine years of event, operational and governance experience, including project management, planning and implementation of international and national events such as the World Police & Fire Games, University Games and various national events in her role as National Events Manager at Volleyball Australia. Susan oversees all Swimming WA general operations and events, and works closely with heads of departments to ensure the direction of the association is aligned with the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.
Steven joined Swimming WA in 2010 after completing his degree in sports management at Edith Cowan University. Steve's role as Development Manager involves providing assistance and direction to Swimming WA's 85 clubs including membership, clinics, Dive and Try events, Go Club activities and the Junior Excellence Program. Steve also provides support to Swimming WA's development programs such as the Schools and Colleges Relays and coordinates the development of Technical Officials.
Over the past four years, Michael has been the Head National Coach at Venueswest, a position that lead him to coach on the National Team in California in 2011 and the State Team in Hong Kong a year earlier. The Performance and Development Coach works closely with emerging athletes and coaches of grassroots clubs throughout Western Australia to help meet the needs and expectations of current and potential swimmers, while ensuring the delivery of pathway programs.
As the Swim School Coordinator, Natalie works closely with Swim Australia, Royal Life Saving WA, Swimming Australia, WA Department of Sport and Recreation and Swimming WA affiliated clubs to ensure the delivery of the Learn to Swim to Club pathway and programs.
As the School Development Coordinator, Hayden works closely with the Development team to strengthen the pathway between school and competitive swimming. Hayden responsible for Schools and Colleges Relays and providing support to interschool swimming events.
Lucy comes to Swimming WA with 14 years experience working in the media. She has a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from Cardiff University and started her career as a sports journalist in South Wales before emigrating to Australia in 2001. She worked as Public Relations Coordinator at the 9th Australian Masters Games and has since worked for The Canberra Times and as a features writer and editor for The West Australian. Lucy works closely with local media along with Swimming WA members to increase the profile of the sport in Western Australia. She also takes care of all forms of SWA communication including the website, newsletter and social media.
Oliver brings to the role a degree in Sports Management and LIWA accreditation in Pool Operations. Oliver works closely with facility providers such as VenuesWest to deliver pool events such as SWA State Championships, as well as direction of event logistics to ensure successful event management.
A full-time swimmer, Bobby has been involved in the sport for the last 15 years - both in and out of the pool - and when he's not at his desk planning open water events can be found following the black line. In his role as OWS Events Coordinator, Bobby has been given a chance to use his experiences and understanding of the sport to set up the best environment for WA's open water swimmers.
As Finance Officer, Bec is responsible for the administration of all operational expenses and income associated with the function of Swimming WA. Bec ensures the reporting mechanisms for all financial operations is clear and complies with relevant laws and is acceptable for external audit. Bec also looks after the preparation of accurate reports which form the basis of decision making at committee and board level.