Swim BC Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group that works together to guide Swim BC toward the goal of growing and improving the sport of swimming in British Columbia. Each of the seven directors is elected to a two year term at the Swim BC Annual General Meeting, while the President is elected by the Board for up to two terms, or four years total.

Board Responsibilities

  • To uphold Swim BC’s constitution, bylaws, policies, and values
  • To provide the leadership and direction to implement, monitor, review, and update the Swim BC Strategic Plan
  • To review and recommend changes to the policies and guidelines of Swim BC
  • To respond to the directives of Swim BC
  • To receive and approve the operating budget
  • To promote the profile of Swim BC to the community
  • To evaluate the progress toward the achievement of the mission statement

President’s Responsibilities

  • To guide and oversee the business and financial affairs of Swim BC
  • To be aware of all business and financial decisions of Swim BC
  • To ensure the Board of Directors are kept informed of all critical matters pertaining to Swim BC
  • To ensure Swim BC is represented on all matters dealing with government agencies
  • To serve as the Swimming Canada (SNC) Voting Delegate, or appoint an alternative

Current Swim BC Board of Directors

Name Position Bio
Jeannie Lo President
Finance Committee, Nominations Committee
Client Success Director at Blue Umbrella | President of CDSC since 2017 | Level III Official
Michael Hoche Director
Chair, Finance Committee
Chartered Accountant (retired), corporate experience in public companies, crown corporations and not-for-profits | Canadian National Team Swim Team member 1978-79 | NCAA - Texas A & M
Brian Horan Director
Chair, Safe Sport Committee, Finance Committee
Director of Corporate Planning and Strategy for Ricoh USA | 10 years Professional Australian Rules Umpire, facilitating both adult and youth football | Level II Official
Sheila Nelson Director
Policy & Governance Committee, Human Resources Committee
Chartered Professional Accountant | Experience with various non-profits including the CPABC | Level V Certified Official | Nominated to the UANA
Barb Ferreira Director
Chair, Human Resources Committee, Policy & Governance Committee
RN for VCH for 30 years, currently a project manager for the VCH Regional Surgery Exec Council | 15 years of coach and volunteer experience in Baseball | Canadian National Swim Team Member
John Lawrence Director
Chair, Policy & Governance Committee, Human Resources Committee
Retired from role as Part Owner, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Brinkman Group of Companies | Board member & Treasurer for PSW in the early 2000's | Former president of Western Forestry Contractors Asscoation
Kristi McIntosh Director
Chair, Nominations Committee
Program Head in Electroneurophysiology at BCIT and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC | Level II Official & Clerk of Course | 11 Years experience in the Swimming Community

Past Board of Directors


Jeannie Lo (President), Mark Versfeld (Secretary), Michael Hoche (Treasurer), Shiela Nelson, John Lawrence, Barb Ferreira, Kristi McIntosh


Linda Metcalfe (President), Liz Collin (Secretary), Michael Hoche (Treasurer), Mike Ball, Eric Gottardi, Shelia Nelson, Mark Versfeld


Linda Metcalfe (President), Liz Collins (Secretary), Michael Hoche (Treasurer), Mike Ball, Kacey Dalzell, Eric Gottardi, Mark Versfeld


Linda Metcalfe (President), Liz Collins (Secretary), Michael Hoche (Treasurer), Mike Ball, Kacey Dalzell, Eric Gottardi, Mark Versfeld


Linda Metcalfe (President), Liz Collins (Secretary), Pilar Catella (Treasurer), Mike Ball, Larry Chrobot, Eric Gottardi

Past Presidents

2018-2021: Linda Metcalfe

2014-2017: Jerome Beauchamp

2008-2013: Dean Crawford

2004-2007: Dorothy Miller

2000-2003: Susan Bauhart

1996-1999: Fran Heagy

1994-1995: Ellen Lloyd

1990-1993: Les Price

1987-1989: Flip Filipelli

The Swim BC office is located on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people known today as the Songhees, the SXIMELEL (Esquimalt) and the WSÁNEĆ First Nations.

Swim BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.


305-4420 Chatterton Way
Victoria, BC V8X 5J2



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