Masters Swimming Queensland Directory

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Susanne Milenkevich

Susanne is a member of Yeronga Yabbies Masters (QYP) since 2009 where she held various roles including President, Treasurer and Recorder. She served as MSQ VP South from 2018-2021, was the Co-Convenor for Swimming for Pan Pacific Master Games (PPMG) in 2018, was the Committee Chair for the MSQ State Championships held at Chandler in 2019 and is the Convenor and Meet Director of PPMG Swimming 2022. 

Susanne is an avid swimmer and competitor who has participated in events including MSA National Championships since 2017, World Master Games NZ 2017 and FINA World Championships, South Korea 2019.

Susanne has had success in business through supporting the start-up of, and later managing, an independent Real Estate agency from 2011-2016. She returned to her career in Corporate IT in 2016 specialising in software test management, where she continues today. 

Vice President North
Ted Bunt

Ted has been a masters’ swimmer for 30 years, and is currently the President of the Cairns Clams Masters Swimming Club. He has been instrumental in organising ocean swims, club swim days, swim meets and charity relays. Ted swam a marathon for Camp Quality at the Tobruk Pool in 2010, swimming 35.4km.  He has participated in the Rottnest Channel swim; in 2019 in a two-person relay, and in 2020 as a four person Cairns Clams team member. Ted has assisted MSQ in hosting the last two Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, and was to have been the Meet Director for the 2020 State Championships to be held in Cairns this year. He will be Meet Director for the 2021 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. Ted has also completed his Technical Officials course for Starter.

Vice President Central
Dan Stampa

Dan has been a long-term member of the North Mackay Sinkers and is the current president with a supporting executive to keep the club active and contemporary.

Dan finds both pool and open water swims appealing and has swum longer events such as the “Bloody Big Swim” in Port Phillip Bay (Melb), Great Keppel Island swim and the Magnetic to Townsville swim as a team member. Another solo crossing in the Magnetic to Townsville swim is back on the radar to keep training focussed.

Organising the clubs annual Short Course and OWS events as meet director has provided regional opportunities for local swimmers to test their skills.

With the 2023 State Championships to be held in Mackay a step into the VP role will assist in providing a framework for a successful event.

Vice President Sunshine
Neil Newman

Neil is a member and President of the Belgravia Masters Swim Team, a reformation of the Caboolture and Districts Masters Swimming Club. Neil has been a MSQ member since 2012 and held a committee position for most of those years. He has been instrumental in resurrecting the former Caboolture club and securing a strong relationship with Belgravia Leisure to support the “new” and growing club. Neil has recently retired from work as an electrician but is now performing Lifeguard duties at the Burpengary Regional Aquatic Centre on a casual basis. Competing in triathlon teams as the swimmer for many years led to being convinced to give Masters a try by then coach and MSQ official, Stan Pearson. Many great years of events have followed from that decision. Neil’s focus will be on ensuring Masters Swimming grows, and he looks forward to promoting new ideas to keep Masters Swimming relevant to young and older members.

Vice President South
Elaine Sng

Elaine is VP of River City Masters, recently resurrected in 2020 and based at Somerville House in South Brisbane. She is a former Singapore national swimmer and competed at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1970 and Christchurch, NZ, in 1974. She has been a keen competitor since she joined masters swimming in 2013 and has recently become a qualified masters’ coach. Elaine has been a journalist for 12 years and works part-time as a News Producer with AAP news agency. She also coaches at Chandler with Brisbane Southside Masters.

Nic Carmichael

Nic has been involved in Masters Swimming in Queensland since 2010, after spending most of his childhood involved in junior programs with Surf Life Saving Queensland and Surf Life Saving WA + Surfing.

 Currently he is a member of Element Swimming and River City Masters as well as running his own Open Water social group, the Suttons Beach Sapphires.

 Outside of swimming, Nic has worked in Finance focused roles for over 18 years.  Nic currently works as a Finance Systems Specialist for a range of brands based in Australia and North America. Drawing on his extensive accounting knowledge, Nic provides advice on all aspects of accounting as well as managing the ERP Solutions for each firm.

Director of Technical Services
John Barrett

John has been a member of the Rats of Tobruk Club in Townsville for over 30 years. He has a lifetime of swimming experience and is a keen competitor but not so keen on training, and now spends much of his time on pool deck as a Referee. John was the MSQ President for five years, as well as being Meet Director for numerous club meets as well as State and National Championships. He is a Life Member of Masters Swimming Queensland.

Co-Director of Coaching Services
Bruce Allender

Bruce has swum all his life, learning in Sri Lanka, then growing up in Western Australia involved in life saving, water polo, and open water and pool competitive swimming. 

After a corporate life, and by now masters swimming, he was also coaching Masters Swimming and officiating with Masters Swimming Victoria, MSV Director of Coaching and on the MSA National Coaching Committee (NCC). 

A sea change to the Sunshine Coast has him continue open water and pool swimming at a very leisurely pace. Bruce is a MSQ Technical Official and Co-Director of Coaching Services (with Fiona McDonald). He remains on the NCC.

Co-Director of Coaching
Fiona McDonald

Fiona has a lifetime love of swimming and coaching, was co-founder of Belgravia Masters, and their coach for the past 3 years. Fiona is located on the Sunshine Coast at the Caloundra Aquatic Centre.

First joining Masters Swimming in 2000, Fiona also raced ironman triathlon for 15 years.

Fiona LOVES coaching, and is passionate and devoted to swimmer and coach development.

Fiona is looking forward to her new role and bringing some exciting programs to masters’ swimmers and coaches.

Director of Recording
Martin Banks

Martin has been involved with Masters Swimming Qld since joining in 2011. He started the University of Qld Masters club and has built it into the strong club it is today. Martin has extensive experience with the running of swim meets, the use and administration of entry management systems and a thorough knowledge of the operations of Masters Swimming Qld.

He has been a competitive swimmer since his junior years, and still enjoys competing at Swimming Australia meets in addition to Masters’ meets. Martin has worked for nearly 30 years in the IT industry and is currently with the Queensland Department of Education. He leads a team of system integration specialists developing data/information interfaces. He specialises in systems analysis, design, information management and application development.

Director of Risk Management
Emma Maxwell

Emma has been an active member of the University of Queensland Masters club since 2015 and has attended many swim meets in this time. Emma has been a committed and enthusiastic member of the working group, which plans, organises and runs QUQ’s highly successful masters’ sprint and relay meets. Outside of swimming,

Emma works as a laboratory research scientist, where she is very familiar with the need for stringent safely protocols and procedures and for these to be regularly reviewed and updated. Emma brings a range of skills and experience that will enable her to make a positive contribution to Masters Swimming Queensland in the role of Director of Risk Management.


MSQ Systems Administrator

David Findlay

David is a member of Redcliffe Peninsula Masters and enjoys swimming anything other than form strokes. David was previously Director of Recording for a number of years. He is responsible for the development and administration of Quick Entry and developed the previously used Entry Manager system. He’s been involved with recording for two previous national championships and many state and masters games events.

Outside swimming David has worked for over decade in various government IT development and systems testing roles. David is currently working at the Electoral Commission Queensland and is responsible for the development of the election results website and election media results data system. 


MSQ Administrator
Christina Scolaro

Christina is a keen masters’ swimmer and a member of UQ masters. Formerly a teacher, she has happily swapped the classroom for the swimming pool, and now enjoys working with the Masters Swimming Queensland community, maintaining the website, managing membership and communications with our 50 clubs and approximately 1200 members. She also enjoys ocean swimming, parkrun and photography.

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