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

2019-20 Swim BC Board of Directors

Name Position Bio
Linda Metcalfe President Sales & Marketing professional | NCCP Level 2 trained | Level V Certified Official
Mike Ball Director
Chair, Policy Committee
BA Economics, Project Manager, Sales Director | Active in the sport of swimming for 45+ years as an athlete, coach, official, administrator & parent
Liz Collins Secretary
Chair, Human Resources Committee
Human Resource Professional, CPHR Candidate | Canadian National Swim Team member, Pan American Games multi silver medallist | NCCP level 2 trained
Eric Gottardi Director Barrister and Solicitor in good standing with Law society of BC since 2003 | SFU Swim Team member, BCSSA coach | NCCP Level 2 trained
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
Mark Versfeld Director BA Economics, Strategic risk mitigation in global commodity, currency and equity markets | Canadian National Swim Team member - World Championships, Commonwealth and Pan Pacific Games medalist | 2000 Olympian
Sheila Nelson Director
Chair, Nominations Committee
Chartered Professional Accountant | Experience with various non-profits including the CPABC | Level V Certified Official | Nominated to the UANA

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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