A Dunedin Swim Coaching Board is expected to be in place
by October 1.
Dunedin City Council aquatic services manager Steve Prescott
said he hoped to advertise for expressions of interest in the
five volunteer positions on the board by next month.
The board would be in charge of two professional swim
coaching contracts for Moana Pool and guide general swim
It would also implement recommendations made by an
independent panel that recently reviewed swim coaching
services at the pool, he said.
The review panel was set up following concerns about fairness
and consistency of swim coaching at the pool.
A constitution for the board would be drafted this month
following consultation with Dunedin's swimming community and
other interested parties, including Olympic gold medallist
Danyon Loader, Mr Prescott said.
Emails had been sent to interested parties seeking feedback
and ideas on what the board should and should not do.
Responses are required in the next three weeks.
A draft constitution would then be circulated. Once that was
finalised, expressions of interest would be sought for the
Mr Prescott hoped the board would be in place and operating
by October 1, when one of the present swimming coaches, Andy
Adair, who resigned last month, is to leave.