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October 15, 2021
 

The Annual General Meeting of Swim BC was conducted last night (October 14).  With 39 voting delegates in attendance, two special resolutions addressing bylaw amendments were passed and three new board members were elected by acclamation. Here’s a brief bio of each new member to serve as an introduction to our membership:

Lo, Jeannie / Vancouver / Club Affiliation (CDSC) I am the Client Success Director at Blue Umbrella, an industry leader in regulatory compliance technology. I have become deeply involved in competitive swimming as a result of my children and their passion for CDSC. We have been members since 2015 and I became immediately involved as a volunteer. In 2016 I was invited to join the Board of Directors and have served as President since 2017. I am also a Level III Official and have gained meet organization and planning experience as Meet Manager for Winter AGC 2020 and our CDSC Invitational 2020.

McBain-Ferreira, Barb /North Vancouver I have been a Registered Nurse for Vancouver Coastal Health for 30 years, in a wide variety of roles from frontline staff, educator, operations manager and currently as a project manager for the VCH Regional Surgery Exec Council. Both of my sons played community baseball, one is still playing at UBC. I have been heavily involved in baseball in many roles – coach, manager, and on the board of directors for 15 years, including president, then past president. I was one of the founding six members of a new baseball club in 2016 (NSBA), which currently has 1,000 players from age 4-25. As a swimmer, I was a member of Vancouver Pacific, then the Canadian Dolphins, UBC and National Team – my last year of swimming was 1986. I was a volunteer swim coach at my sons’ high school for a few years before they graduated.

Stanley Wilson, Linda / Surrey / Club Affiliation (WRW) Retired university professor in teacher education and kinesiology specializing in aquatics and outdoor education (and weirdly, Instructional Technology). I was a collegiate swimmer, current master’s swimmer, & open water swimmer. I have had extensive board and committee experience over the years. I am currently the President of White Rock Wave Swim Club (master’s team).  Owner, Open Water Graphics (marketing, media, communications).

A warm welcome to Jeannie, Barb and Linda.

Swim BC would also like to thank the outgoing board members for their years of service and contribution to Swim BC and swimming in BC: Mike Ball, Liz Collins, Eric Gottardi and President Linda Metcalfe.

The new board will convene their first meeting on October 30th at which time a new President will be elected.

Please note: there is one vacancy remaining on the Board.  If you have an interest in participating and contributing to the effective governance and future of Swim BC, please do not hesitate to reach out to Executive Director Ken Radford (ken.radford@swimbc.ca).

The 2020/21 annual report, financial statements and Executive Director report are now posted here.

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