Board Directors and Committees

Swimming WA Board

The Swimming WA Board

Swimming WA Board

  • President and Board Directors

    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 Managing Principal at LVA Legal 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.

    Having served as a Director on the Swimming WA Board for four years he was named President at the 2016 AGM, and renewed for another 3 years at the 2017 AGM. 




    Dorothy, affectionately known at Dot, has been involved in our sport for more than 20 years, has officiated at an international level and is a strong contributor to country swimming.





    Dr Shaza


    Shaza is a medical practitioner from Albany, who has been involved in swimming her entire life. She has had close association with Little Athletics, and the Albany Swim Club and is their current Vice President.






    Tim is a specialist in financial risk management and investment, Mr. Andrew has worked for chartered accounting firms and investment banks in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the US.

    Now permanently based in Perth, the Andrews are active members of Bay View Saints Swimming Club. 





    Helen is a registered nurse whose current role is Head of Program at North Metropolitan TAFE. She has served on the committee of Breakers Swim Club for 10 years, in various roles, including six years as the President. She has also served on the Competition Planning Committee at Swimming WA.




    Barry Cook


    Barry brings a wealth of experience in both business and swimming. After completing a traineeship with KPMG, Barry has gone on to work with private companies in financial and general management roles. Barry comes from a strong swimming background, having been on the committee at both Breakers Swim Club and Perth City Swim Club as well as having two children involved in competitive swimming. 




    Peter Galvin


    Peter joins the Swimming WA board replacing outgoing Director Guy Champion.  He is the current MBA Director and Acting Dean of Curtin Graduate School of Business at Curtin Business School.  Peter's assocation with Curtin University has been 2000, as a lecturer and Porfessor, and he has had a variety of international visiting and teaching roles throughout that time.  He has a Bachelor of Commence (Hons) and a PhD.  

    As an accomplished swimmer, Peter has been connected with swimming for many decades - as a swimming competitior at a national level, an administrator and as a technical official.  

Board Committees

Operational Committees

Advisory Groups

  • Multi Class Advisory Group
  • Tiffany Ferguson-Blight (Swimming WA)
    Peter Foley (Parent)
    Kym Latham (Coach – Paralympian)
    Hayden Lewis (Rebound WA)
    Jennifer Popham (Parent)
    George Brown (Coach - Paralympian)
    Nicole Ralph (Parent)
    Janice Saunders (Superfins)
    Liam Smith (MC Athlete)


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