Committee Profiles

Henry Weston  is the Chairman of Swim Rotorua. Henry is a lawyer by training with extensive senior management experience in central and local government, and particularly in natural resource management and Treaty negotiations. He has three active swimmers in the family – Jack, Paddy and Stella – and was a member of the Swimming Bay of Plenty Board.

 

Stacey Irving (BBS, CA) joined the Swim Rotorua committee as the Treasurer in 2014. Stacey is the Accountant for a private Forestry Fibre handling company, and has had various other management accounting roles within the industry over the last 20 years.  Stacey is passionate about helping non profit organisations develop better governance and reporting systems so that there is accountability and transparency in financial reporting and decision making.  She has prepared financial reports for the Taranaki Maori Rugby Football Union, Kura Kaupapa and various other Iwi organisations.  Stacey is a qualified National IOT. She has three children and is passionate about swimming and ensuring that it is more affordable to the Rotorua community.

 

Joanne Peterson ACA. I joined the Swim Rotorua committee which has enabled me to be part of a club that is growing from strength to strength and being recognised throughout the Rotorua and wider community.  My daughter swims with the club and I thought that I could involve myself more in the day to day running of it.  I have been given the position of Funds Officer and aim to apply for whatever funding is possible, potentially to help the club and all of its members. I also have the Admin Officer position from May 2017.

 

Monica Quirke: I have two children who swim Hazel (Metro) and Jasmine Hagan (performance c) My girls enjoy their swimming with Jasmine interested in the odd competition and Hazel swimming for fitness for water polo. The girls started swimming with Swim Rotorua three years ago and I am looking forward to helping out where I can and support the club in its goals and objectives. It is a great club and happy to do our bit and give back.

 

Simon Keaney: I currently have my two boys Oliver and Benjamin swimming in the performance C squad.

Our family have been involved with the club for four years starting out as fairly novice swimmers with Les Gainsford to competitive swimmers under the guidance of Bronwyn and Alastair.

Swim Rotorua is a continuation of my involvement in swimming from being a competitive swimmer, to triathlons, masters swimming and more recently open water swimming.

I still get a buzz from seeing young kids developing their skills in a nurturing environment that I know they be able to call on for the rest of their lives.

 

Stephanie Fraser

My daughter, Elise, has been swimming with Swim Rotorua for nearly three years. I felt it was time to give back to the club that has encouraged my daughter to enjoy and develope her sport, so I decided to join the committee.

 

John Joyce

I have two children that swim for the club (Miki and Kaia). My wife helps with timekeeping, so i'm here to help where needed too.