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SWA Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer - Darren Beazley

Darren comes to Swimming WA with significant executive experience working in the competitive world of sports administration and the commercial sector. A West Australian businessman and esteemed sports administrator, Darren returned to his home State earlier this year after serving for more than a year as CEO of the Florida-based USA Cricket Association (USACA). Darren has a formidable reputation in Australia having worked for the Australian Football League, the WA Cricket Association and as chief operating officer for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, which served as a qualifying event for the 2012 London Olympics. He also led the highly successful expansion of the Fremantle Dockers brand into South Africa for three years, increasing participation numbers and securing significant corporate support. Darren holds four degrees and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. He was raised in country Western Australia and was a member of Newman Swimming Club when he was a young boy and has never lost his passion for aquatic sports.

Email: darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au



Competition & Membership Manager  - Meg Jovanovich

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.

Email: meg.jovanovich@wa.swimming.org.au


Commercial & Operations Manager - Chris Rowohlt

Chris has 16 years of international sport sector experience having worked in Australia, UK and France in commercial and high performance management roles. Chris was a national coach of the French men's hockey program for two years in their bid for 2012 Olympic qualification. Chris's commercial experience spans Australasia and Europe having been general manager of a premium international sports equipment and apparel brand for eight years. Chris holds a BSc from UWA majoring in Human Movement, and has recently completed an MBA at Henley Business School (UK). Away from swimming, Chris is a keen snowboarder, photographer, cyclist and chef and has travelled to over 35 countries to pursue these passions. Chris's role at Swimming WA is to work closely with partners, sponsors and other stakeholders to ensure real value is created and delivered to Swimming WA's members and to key stakeholders through our pool and open water events, and associated programs.
Email: chris.rowohlt@wa.swimming.org.au


Performance & Development Manager - Carolyn Morrison

Carolyn comes to Swimming WA having worked for three years with Venues West coordinating the Challenge and Arena Learn to Swim programs, where she oversaw a team of 90 staff. Carolyn has a long history in swimming, having been involved in the sport as a swimmer and administrator since the age of 12. In recent years, she has enjoyed a return to the pool and in 2012 competed at her third Olympic Trials. Carolyn'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. Carolyn also provides support to Swimming WA's development programs such as the Schools and Colleges Relays and coordinates the development of technical officials.

Email: carolyn.morrison@wa.swimming.org.au





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