Board Directors and SWA Committees

The Swimming WA Board

Swimming WA Board

  • President and Board Directors


    Darren Michael

    Darren has worked in the Information Technology field for more than 40 years and has specialised in digital forensics for the past 25 years. In this field, Darren worked in professional services, including working for one of the big four consulting firms, where he worked closely with risk management and the internal audit teams. He currently runs his own Digital Forensics and Incident Response company, based in Perth.

    Prior to setting up his own business, Darren was the Chief Information Officer for a national stock broking firm with ten offices across Australia and over 300 staff. This provided Darren with a broad understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. He has completed the AICD Company Directors course and is also currently a Director of WestSwim Lakelands. 

    Darren's mix of business and swimming experience means he brings the necessary skill set to the SWA board. His deep understanding of the modern Information Technology environment greatly benefits SWA along with his knowledge on the risks and opportunities to business management, which is paramount for the success of an enterprise in the current era.




    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.


    Jeanette has been involved with swimming for more than 30 years and has a complete understanding of the requirements for a Swimming WA Director. She was originally appointed to the SWA Board in 2001, before working hard to be elected as President in 2003, a position she held with pride until 2015. During this 12-year period, many positive changes were implemented with a key focus on governance and accountability. All essential criteria was addressed both on paper and through the direct actions of SWA. 

    Jeanette has also completed the AICD course on governance and future leaders and contains a diverse understanding of business management, having managed and owned medical centres along with other businesses for over 30 years. During this time, Jeanette has developed elite analytical and strategic planning skills and prefers to focus on leading by example with her actions that are required to achieve important goals. 

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