Swimming united in lead up to Tokyo 2020
Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AO and long-standing directors Nicole Livingstone and Graeme Johnson have been re-elected as Directors for a further three years following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) today.
Johnson and triple Olympian Livingstone were first elected onto the Board in October 2012, while Bertrand was elected in November 2013.
Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson said the re-election of John, Nicole and Graeme is a great sign of stability within our organisation and an endorsement of John’s successful leadership.
“The most professional and best sporting organisations have clear direction and stability at the very top of the organisation,” Anderson said.
“This does not mean maintaining status quo, as we continue to strive for excellence and continuous improvement at every level of our organisation.
Mr John Bertrand said, “It is a great honour to be re-elected onto the Board of Swimming Australia.”
“Swimming in this country is of national importance. It is part of our DNA in so many ways. But we still have much to do.
“Within our high performance division, we have four key links which must be world class if we are to maximise our full potential by Tokyo 2020, these are; administration, technology, coaching and ultimately of course our athletes.
“This is a team effort. Each link on this journey is work in progress. We make no apologies for that.
“Within community engagement, again we continue to build.
“The newly launched Optus Junior Dolphins is a key link between the incredible learn to swim industry and club land.
“We are on a journey in partnership with our stakeholders from around the country, again, work in progress,” Bertrand said.
The AGM also featured a presentation of a signed and framed swimming cap to former SAL Director Peter Mannes who has served for 14 years as part of the Swimming Australia Foundation Board.