Staff

Starting blocks at a pool

As the peak body for swimming in NSW, our staff are committed to serving our Clubs and their members. With Development Officers placed in 6 regional Areas, we provide a high level of support to ensure that our Clubs are running at their best.

Our Athlete Performance, Events and Administration staff are dedicated to ensuring that being part of Swimming NSW is a great experience for all.

You can learn more about each of our staff members and access their contact details below.

Athlete Performance Pathways

  • Cecilia Nguyen - Performance Science & Pathway Coordinator
  • Cecilia-Nguyen-Swimming-NSW

    Performance Science & Pathway Coordinator

    Email: cecilia.nguyen@nsw.swimming.org.au

     

     

     

    What Cecilia can help you with:

    • Sport Science-related queries
    • Performance science-related queries

    Employed with Swimming NSW since: April 2015

      If Cecilia is out of the office, you can contact: Jon Shaw

    • Tim Donlan - Performance Pathway Coordinator
    • Tim Donlan

      Performance Pathway Coordinator 

      Email: tim.donlan@nsw.swimming.org.au
      Phone: (02) 9763 5833

       

       

       

      What Tim can help you with:

      • Swimming NSW athlete development squad activities and queries
      • Swimming NSW Development Pathway

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: July 2018

      If Tim is out of the office, you can contact: Cecilia Nguyen

    • Jon Shaw - Coaching Director
    • Jon-Shaw-Swimming-NSW

      Coaching Director

      Email: jon.shaw@nsw.swimming.org.au
      Mobile: 0428 327 362

       

       

       

      What Jon can help you with:

      • Coach mentoring
      • Coach development pathways
      • Athlete development pathways
      • Swimming NSW squad framework and selection criteria
      • High performance pathways

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: September 2016

      If Jon is out of the office you can contact: Chris Myers

    • Ron McKeon - NSW State Head Coach
    • Ron-McKeon-Swimming-NSW

      NSW State Head Coach

      Email: ron.mckeon@swimming.org.au

       

       

       

      What Ron can help you with:

      • Coach mentoring
      • Coach development pathways
      • High performance pathways

      Ron's role:
      Ron works alongside the National Head Coach (Jacco Verhaeren), National Youth Coach (Glenn Beringen) and the other state Head Coaches to form Swimming Australia’s Coach Leadership Team.

      He is responsible for the provision of high performance pool deck coaching to targeted categorised (Australia’s Winning Edge or AWE) and non-categorised athletes, each of which will retain their ‘home’ club identity. Ron works closely with many of Swimming NSW’s leading coaches and swimmers, with a focus on mentoring and producing High Performance daily training environments.

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: January 2017

      If Ron is out of the office you can contact: Jon Shaw

    • Chris Myers - Regional Club Development Coach
    • Chris-Myers-Swimming-NSW

       Regional Club Development Coach

      Email: chris.myers@nsw.swimming.org.au
      Phone:
      0428 697 601
      Facebook Group: Swimming NSW Country Coaches Group

       

       

      What Chris can help you with:

      • Coach development and opportunities
      • Coach/club interaction and development
      • Optus Junior Dolphins program
      • Regional coach education opportunities and forums

      Chris' role:
      Chris works closely with the Swimming NSW Coaching Staff and Development Officers to create a coaching development plan for each country/regional Area in NSW. Chris also works directly with regional Coaches on their development needs through club visits, coaching clinics and forums.

      ​​​​Employed with Swimming NSW since: September 2017

    Sport Development and Participation

    • Sarah Koen - Sport Development & Participation Manager
    • Sarah Koen Swimming NSW

      Sport Development & Participation Manager

      On maternity leave until October 2019

      Contact your local Development Officer or Mark Heathcote for assistance

      Phone: (02) 8047 8501
      Email: sarah.koen@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

       


      What Sarah can help you with:

      • Optus Junior Dolphins
      • All school-related programs
      • Club Development/Committee Management
      • JX Program
      • Junior sport programs
      • Adult/Masters programs
      • Club Health Checks
      • Athlete Appearances at your events
      • Participation programs
      • Volunteer recruitment & retention
      • Inclusion
      • Sydney Metro Area, clubs and members

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: September 2015

      If Sarah is out of the office, you can contact: Mark Heathcote

    • Lyn Connell - North Coast Development Officer
    • Lyn Connell Swimming NSW

      North Coast Development Officer

      Mobile: 0410 014 356
      Email: lyn.connell@nsw.swimming.org.au

      Lyn is based at Dorrigo in the North Coast Area

       

       

      What Lyn can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets
    • Pam Weste - New England & North West Development Officer
    • Pam Weste Swimming NSW

      New England & North West and Western Development Officer

      Mobile: 0419 214 295
      Email: pam.weste@nsw.swimming.org.au

      Pam is based at Inverell in the New England & North West Area

       

       

      What Pam can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: October 2008

    • Erica Beggs - Southern Inland Development Officer
    • Erica Beggs Swimming NSW

      Southern Inland Development Officer

      Mobile: 0437 406 480
      Email: erica.beggs@nsw.swimming.org.au

      Erica is based at Wagga Wagga in the Southern Inland Area

       

       

      What Erica can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: Sept 2016

    • Paul Dobson - Mountains & Plains Development Officer
    • Paul Dobson Mountains & Plains Development Officer

      Mountains & Plains Development Officer
       

      Mobile: 0408 702 719
      Email: paul.dobson@nsw.swimming.org.au

      Paul is based at Katoomba in the Mountains & Plains Area

       

      What Paul can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: November 2013

    • Kimberley Norton - South Eastern Development Officer
    • Kimberley Norton South Eastern Development Officer

      South Eastern Development Officer

      Mobile: 0407 913 189
      Email: kimberley.norton@nsw.swimming.org.au 

      Kimberley is based in Jervis Bay in the South Eastern Area

       

       

      What Kimberley can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: January 2018

    • Michael Hyslop - Coast & Valley Development Officer
    • Michael Hyslop Coast & Valley Development Officer

      Coast and Valley Development Officer

      Mobile: 0406 549 838
      Email: michael.hyslop@nsw.swimming.org.au

      Michael is based on the NSW Central Coast.

       

       

      What Michael can help you with:

      • ClubLANE and club website support and training
      • Area squad development plan
      • Club and member dispute resolution
      • Implementation and application of policies, constitutions, by-laws, rules
      • Templates for club administration tasks
      • Technical official pathways
      • Local Coaching and Swim Teaching course dates and enrolments
      • Coach development opportunities
      • Club Health Check resources
      • Working with Children safety requirements for areas and clubs
      • Risk management for area and club meets

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: March 2018

    Events, Marketing and Membership

    • Michelle Johnson - Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    • Michelle Johnson Marketing & Communications Coordinator

      Marketing and Communications Coordinator

      Phone: (02) 8047 8502
      Email: michelle.johnson@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

       

       

      What Michelle can help you with:

      • Partnership opportunities
      • Social media
      • Swimming NSW website
      • Hot off the Blocks club and area newsletter
      • Swimmer magazine content
      • Media releases and requests

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: March 2010

      If Michelle is out of the office, you can contact: Josh Karp

    • Shannon Smith - Events Manager
    • Shannon Smith Events Manager

      Events Manager

      Phone: (02) 8047 8503
      Mobile: 0419 463 651
      Email: shannon.smith@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

      What Shannon can help you with:

      • Swimming NSW Championship Calendar of Events
      • All queries related to entering and attending Swimming NSW meets
      • Letters of Invitation for International athletes to compete at our Championship Events
      • Swimming NSW meet merchandise
      • Volunteer nominations for Swimming NSW meets
      • Working with Children safety requirements for Swimming NSW meets
      • Results queries and National Results Database
      • Meet Manager and Team Manager queries
      • Running a meet at your club/area using ClubLANE online entries
      • Swim meet risk assessments
      • Swimming records
      • Swimming NSW Club Point Scores

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: June 2013

      If Shannon is out of the office, you can contact: Josh Karp

    • Josh Karp - Operations Manager
    • Josh Karp Operations Manager

      Operations Manager

      Phone: (02) 8047 8505
      Email: josh.karp@nsw.swimming.org.au
       

       

       

      What Josh can help you with:

      • Meet and results approvals
      • Technical Official Pathways
      • Technical Official accreditation and reaccreditation
      • Swimming NSW event operations
      • ClubLANE to Swim Central transition queries
      • Swimming NSW meet schedule
      • Missing results queries
      • Club/Committee operations and issues
      • Queries related to running a swim meet using the ClubLANE online meet entry system
      • Uploading results to the National Results Database

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: June 2016

      If Josh is out of the office, you can contact: Shannon Smith or Greta Brodie

    • Greta Brodie - Sport Administrator
    • Greta Brodie Sport Administrator

      Sport Administrator

      Phone: (02) 8047 8509
      Email: Greta.Brodie@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

       

       

      What Greta can help you with:

      • Finding a Swimming NSW club to register with
      • Membership benefits and insurance information
      • Membership fees and payments
      • Retrieving membership numbers and usernames and passwords
      • Member account transfers between clubs
      • Interstate and international competition clearances
      • New club applications
      • Club and area yearly affiliation process
      • Club and area insurance information and Certificates of Currency
      • Updating club and area contact information on Swimming NSW website
      • Club Registrar training, complete role support and support guides

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: April 2018 

      If Greta is out of the office, you can contact: Josh Karp

    Finance

    • Michelle Boon - Finance Manager
    • Michelle Boon Finance Manager

      Finance Manager

      Phone: (02) 8047 8504
      Email: finance@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

       

       

      What Michelle can help you with:

      • Club and area account balances
      • Club and area invoicing
      • Club and area affiliation payment status
      • Downloading your club or area insurance Certificate of Currency
      • History of fee deposits from Swimming Australia to your club or area
      • Swimming Australia settlement reports in ClubLANE
      • Electronic Timing Equipment hire
      • Lap counter hire
      • Information on Annual Report Financial Statement
      • General inquiries relating to ATO and Fair Trading obligations
      • Account templates for AGMs and monthly committee meetings

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: May 2004

      If Michelle is out of the office, you can contact: Mark Heathcote

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Mark Heathcote - CEO
    • Mark Heathcote CEO

      Chief Executive Officer

      Phone: (02) 9763 5833
      Mobile: 0417 066 300
      Email: mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au

       

       

      What Mark can help you with:

      • Club and area governance enquiries
      • Swimming NSW Annual General Meeting and Forum information
      • Member and Child Welfare Policy and complaint information
      • Area, club and member dispute resolution information
      • Swimming NSW corporate information
      • Partnership opportunities
      • Swimming NSW strategic and operational information
      • Swimming NSW Board of Directors correspondence

      Employed with Swimming NSW since: April 2006

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