Swim Rotorua Committee

Swim Rotorua Contact Details:

Chair Monica Quirke  chairswimrotorua@gmail.com
Deputy Chair Matt Avis
Administration Pauline Spear swimrotoruaadmin@gmail.com
Treasurer Matt Avis swimrotoruaaccounts@gmail.com
Recorder Pauline Spear swimrotoruarecorder@gmail.com
Membership Pauline Spear swimrotoruaadmin@gmail.com



Swim Rotorua Board Members


Club Chair: Monica Quirke
Club Treasurer: Matt Avis
Club Secretary: Pauline Spear

Matt Avis: Sponsorship/Communication

David Spear: website

Dirk Stahlhut:
David Boles:

Monica Quirke: I have two children  Hazel (Junior Swim Coach and previous Competitive swimmer) and Jasmine Hagan (Performance squad) My girls enjoy their swimming with Jasmine interested in the odd competition and Hazel for water polo. The girls started swimming with Swim Rotorua some years ago and I am looking forward to helping out where I can and support the club in its goals and objectives. From May 2018 I have been elected as chairperson. It is a great club and happy to do our bit and give back.

Matt Avis. I joined the Swim Rotorua committee from May 2018. My family and I have lived and worked in Rotorua for the last 13 years. We love living here with all the outdoor sporting activities. Our family has been involved with the club for about 3 years now as we have two girls swimming with the club. Emily is in Junior Diamond and Lizzie is in the Turbo Squad. Both learnt to swim at the Aquatic Centre and thoroughly enjoy being members of the club. I am keen to lend support to the club and provide as much help as I can. 

David Spear. I have many years of experience working in amateur, semi-professional and professional sport at all levels from local volunteer to professional World level. Since moving to New Zealand my family and I have been involved in swimming in Rotorua for the past 13 years, with both my children swimming for Swim Rotorua. My wife Pauline has worked as the admin officer for Swim Rotorua and is now acting as our club membership officer and recorder. I have acted as a volunteer for Swim Rotorua helping to set up and run meets, and have covered all jobs pooldeck from timekeeper to electronic timing operator to National NZ referee. I aim to bring this breadth of experience to the Swim Rotorua Board to help further the aims of our club in promoting swimming from grass roots level to our top achieving athletes.


David Boles. Better known as Davey Boles, I am an athlete in Aidan's performance squad where my main focus is Open Water events. As a board member I aim to represent athlete interests. My aim is to provide a voice for any concerns and ensure information flows freely with the board to support the needs of our athletes. I am happy to bring your concerns to the board.

Dirk Stahlhut.I have four tamariki swimming, Lina as national qualifier in Performance, Sara in Metro and Simon and David have just started this year at learn to swim in Lynmore (Swim2XL) We have been part of the Swim Rotorua Family for about six years and enjoy to help out where we can to support the club. Watching the kids having lots of fun at swimming while learning essential life skills, seeing their determination during long training sessions and then achieving their goals at swim meets is just so rewarding as a parent. I am a national qualified IOT for the club and happily fulfil this role at most swim meets.  We as a club have been so fortunate to always have great parents on the board who volunteer their time and skills and this year it is my turn to step up. During the week I keep myself busy managing the central north island region for a national company providing specialist property consultancy and Engineer to Contract  services. Skills that I bring to the board are business development/marketing, H&S compliance, mediation and club asset management. I am also current deputy chair on the St Mary’s School board where I gained amongst other things experience with child protection policies and dealing with teacher/student disputes. My own sport these days is mountain biking, enjoying our fabulous forest network of trails.