Swimming WA Committees

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Board Committees

Operational Committees

  • Competition Planning Committee
  • The Competition Planning Committee provides Swimming WA with a framework of governance and event management that enhances competitive swimming and contributes to development of a clear and effective development pathway in Western Australia 

    Members:

    Tony Ball — Records Officer, Swimming WA

    Jason Scrivens — Parent Member, Scarborough Beach

    Sarah Scott — Head Coach, Southlake Dolphins

    Mat Lyons — Coach, Southside Penrhos Wesley

    Julia Blandford — Technical Official, Bunbury

    Ashton Brinkworth — Athlete, UWA Westcoast

    Swimming WA Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Ben Harvey — General Manager Competitive Pathways

  • High Performance Committee
  • The High Performance Committee provides Swimming WA with assistance, advice and support for the direction of High Performance swimming in Western Australia in relation to performance pathways and selection criteria.

    Members:

    Currently under review 

    Swimming WA Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

  • Country Swimming Committee
  • The Country Swimming Committee provides advice to Swimming WA on matters related to the strategic needs of country clubs and Region Associations and development pathways for country athletes, coaches and officials.

    Members:

    Anne-Lise Murch — South West 

    Andrew Wherret — Great Southern 

    Steve Douglas — Wheatbelt 

    Tracy Fernihough — Gascoyne

    Clare McPherson — Mid-West

    Briana Crisp — Northern (Pilbara & Kimberley) 

    Swimming WA Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Kirsty Read — General Manager Participation and Member Services

  • Technical Education and Officials Committee
  • The Technical Education and Officials Committee provides advice to Swimming WA on matters related to the interpretation, application and delivery of the rules of swimming in Western Australia as well as the development of professional pathways for Technical Officials.

    Members:

    Kaye Bolger — Chief Referee, Swimming WA

    Stella Carrara — Technical Official, Southside Penrhos Wesley

    Trevor Verran — Technical Official, Guildford Kalamunda

    Kylie Baker — Technical Official, South Shore

    Katherine Hurford — Technical Official, Canning Districts

    Swimming WA Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Cathy Halsted — Coach and Officials Development Manager

  • Open Water Swimming Committee
  • The Open Water Swimming Committee will provide Swimming WA with a framework of governance and event management that enhances swimming in open water venues and contributes to development of a capable and diverse open water swimming team in Western Australia.

    Members:

    Stephen Hughes — President, Rockingham

    Stella Carrara — Technical Official, Southside Penrhos Wesley

    Robyn Arblaster — Technical Official, Breakers

    Amanda Morris — President, Central Aquatic

    Steven Jones — Technical Official, Mandurah

    Mel Tantrum — State Technical Director, Swimming Australia

    Swimming WA Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer 

    Ben Harvey — General Manager Competitive Pathways

Advisory Groups

  • Multi Class Advisory Group
  • The Multi Class Advisory Group provides Swimming WA with a framework that enhances multi class swimming and contributes to the development of an effective pathway for multi class swimmers in Western Australia.

    Members:

    Peter Foley — Vice President, UWA Westcoast

    Jan Saunders — Chairperson, Superfins & National Classifier, Paralympics Australia

    Hayden Lewis — Rebound WA

    Katrina Porter — Paralympic Gold Medallist

    Tara Schwarze — Special Olympics Australia

    Danielle Portelli — City of Canning

    Chrissie Banwell — Paralympics Australia

    Christian (CJ) Jongsma — Coach, Curtin University Victoria Park

    Grace Hull - Women Win | Supporting Girls and Women around the World

    Swimming WA Staff Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Kirsty Read — General Manager Participation and Member Services

    Adam Popham — Inclusion Coordinator

  • Athlete Advisory Group
  • The Athlete Advisory Group provides Swimming WA with a framework that enhances the experience in swimming and contributes to the development of an effective pathway for swimmers in Western Australia.

    Members:

    Olivia Boulton — Athlete, Moora

    Tommaso D'Orsogna — Olympian, Highlanders

    Emma Bond — Athlete, UWA Westcoast

    Sally Hunter — Hall of Legends & Olympian

    Isabella Eibrink Jansen — Athlete, Rockingham

    Andrew Morris — Athlete, Central Aquatic

    Harrison Farmer — Athlete, Central Aquatic

    Swimming WA Staff Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Matthew Hanson — Athlete Pathways Manager

  • Coach Advisory Group
  • The Coach Advisory Group provides Swimming WA with a framework that enhances the experience in swimming and contributes to the development of an effective pathway for coaches in Western Australia.

    Members:

    Ralph McManis — ASCTA(WA) Chair & Coach Newman Churchlands

    Gaye Pocrnja — Head Coach, Claremont Aquatic

    Cameron Hawthorn — Head Coach, Scarborough Beach

    Sarah Scott — Head Coach, Southlake Dolphins

    Nola Osborne — Head Coach, Albany

    Swimming WA Staff Representatives:

    Sophie Row — Chief Executive Officer

    Cathy Halsted — Coach and Officials Development Manager

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