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Country Swimming Committee

Country Swimmer Committee Memo - August 2018.

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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.


Travis won an unprecedented seven gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2003. He went on to compete in the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 400m IM and 200m butterfly. Since 2014 he has successfully owned and operated Nederpelt Fitness, a provider of personal training and gorup fittness classes. 


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. 


In her time as a professional swimmer Lara represented Australia at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, finishing 6th in the 200m Individual Medley, and claimed one silver and two bronze world championship medals, as well as a bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

As member of the Swimming WA Hall of Fame, Lara aims to further Swimming WA’s junior and regional development programmes in her new role, utilising her exceptional network of sporting and business contacts here and overseas.


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 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 adminstrator and as a technical official.  

Swimming Australia Board Member - Bruce Havilah

For the last three years Bruce has acted as legal advisor to Swimming Australia, assisting in the development of their Swimmers Code of Conduct, drafting Australian Team documentation as well as legal agreements which secured key sponsorship from Western Australian Mining interests.



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