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SWA Staff

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

Executive Assistant - Bronwyn Nasi

Bronwyn not only joins Swimming WA as a highly experienced administrator in the medical industry but she is also fluent in French. She spent six years in the south of France and has a National Association for Accreditation of Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Level 2, Paraprofessional Interpreter qualification. Bronwyn also loves the water, as do her three children who are involved in surf-lifesaving and waterpolo. Having helped out over the years as volunteer timekeeper at all of her children’s school swimming carnivals she couldn’t wait to marry her administrative skills with her love of all things aquatic and join the SWA team. Swimming WA would like to welcome Bronwyn to the team.

Email: bronwyn.nasi@wa.swimming.org.au


Competition 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


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

Swim School Coordinator - Natalie Van De Klashorst

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.

Email: natalie.vandeklashorst@wa.swimming.org.au

Schools & Performance Development Coordinator - Hayden Williams

Hayden works closely with WA coaches in the planning and delivery of development opportunities to the Swimming WA Performance & Development Squads and is responsible for the logistics of SWA State Teams as they travel to compete interstate. On the schools front Hayden works to strengthen the pathway between school and competitive swimming through engagement in such programs as the SunSmart Schools and Colleges Relays, Schools Associations Meet and the School Sport WA State Team as well as providing support to school and inter-school swimming events.

Email: hayden.williams@wa.swimming.org.au

Events Coordinator - Oliver Deesse

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. 

Email: oliver.deesse@wa.swimming.org.au


Open Water Swimming Events Coordinator - Bobby Jovanovich 

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.

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


Accounts Officer - Gayastri Suguramanan

Gayastri is the newest member of the Swimming WA team but brings to her role a wealth of experience in accounting for companies in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining Swimming WA, Gayastri was accountants and administration assistant for RF International in Perth and also worked as fund accountant for RBC Dexia Investor Services and accounts associate for Shell Shared Service Centre in Malaysia.

Email: accounts@wa.swimming.org.au






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  • Hancock Family Medical Foundation
  • Department of Sport and Recreation
  • SunSmart
  • Healthway
  • The West Australian
  • Kott Gunning
  • Speedo
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