Members are being sought for a new Dunedin Swim Coaching
Board to oversee the coaching of the sport in the city.
The new board was recommended earlier this year by an
independent panel that reviewed the city's swim coaching
Council general manager, operations, Tony Avery said the
council was seeking people who were committed to swimming and
a strong, well-supported coaching programme that would be
delivered by the board.
The concept of the board had been well received by the
general swimming fraternity.
It was hoped decisions on members would be made before
Christmas and that the new board would meet before the end of
January to start the process of managing squad-based swim
coaching services at Moana Pool.
It was important the board was established as quickly as
possible so it could focus on appointing the coaches and
implementing the other resolutions of the council, based on
the independent panel's findings, Mr Avery said.
The five members of the board would be appointed on a
Under the new arrangements, coaches would be employed by the
board and not by the council.