Board Directors and SWA Committees

The Swimming WA Board

Swimming WA Board

  • President and Board Directors


    Helen is a registered nurse whose current role is Head of Programme at North Metropolitan TAFE.  She 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 and Planning Committee at Swimming WA.

    Helen has children that swim competitively, and she is a regular on pool deck around the State.  Her knowledge of governance and competitive swimming makes her a strong contributor to Western Australian swimming.



    Professor Peter Galvin is the current MBA Director at the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a PhD, and travels internationally regularly as part of his role.

    As an accomplished swimmer, Peter has been connected with swimming for many decades – as a swimming competitor at a national level, an administrator and as a technical official.  He was a long-distance swimmer of note, specialising in the 25km event.



    Tommaso is an Australian freestyle swimmer who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.  At the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Canada, Tommaso achieved a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, and 4x100m medley relay.  Tommaso was a Swimming WA Ambassador for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, appearing at Junior Development programmes and promoting the SunSmart message at Swimming WA functions and events across the State.

    Tommaso was a former Member of the Australian Swimmer’s Association Board and has an influential position with the swimming community in Western Australia


    Dot Harris

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

    Dorothy is a member of the Swimming WA Country Swimming Committee and having officiated at countless Country Pennants, her knowledge, experience and connections, greatly assist Swimming WA to ensure country swimming is strong.


    Dom Sheldrick

    Dominic was elected to the Swimming WA Board in October 2020. Within his professional field, Dominic has worked as an executive coach and performance development consultant in the corporate sector and have a wide experience in helping individuals, teams and organisations to develop high performing environments where they can maximise their potential. 

    The name Dominic Sheldrick may be familiar to a few faces within the swimming community as from an early age Dominic started swimming, and went on to represent Australia at the 1987 Pan Pacific Championships. To this day Dominic still swims for fitness multiple times a week. 



    Ben was elected to the Swimming WA Board in October 2019.  Outside of swimming, Ben has experience as an Operational Manager and Project Director at a global engineering firm bringing key skills in the areas of commercial management, HR management, Key Performance Indicator development, project delivery and health and safety.

    As the inaugural President of the Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club for its first three years, Ben worked with the Committee to establish the Club’s strategic direction and put in place the necessary governance and operational requirements.  This experience has given Ben a sound understanding of what is required to make Swimming Clubs work.


    Sean Pitt

    With over 25 years of experience in the energy, resource and electricity industries, Sean's professional experience covers commercial, business strategy, finance and risk management. 


    Sean has a strong connection with Western Australian Swimming with his daughter swimming at St Hilda's Swimming Club as well as being a Technical Official for Club meets as a Judge of Stroke. 

Board Committees

Operational Committees

Advisory Groups

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