Masters Swimming Queensland Directory 2018/2019

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Shane Knight

Shane joined Redlands Bayside Masters after suffering a severe back injury. He is extremely passionate about improving and promoting masters swimming in Queensland. He has enjoyed participating at meets, has been QRB club president, VP South, and Meet Director at many events, including the Nationals and Pan Pacific Masters Games at Southport. He is an Operations Supervisor at Toll, and loves to cycle in his spare time.

Vice President North
Cheryl Brodribb

Cheryl is a member of the Cairn Mudcrabs and a qualified masters’ coach and technical official. Although she formerly swam competitively, she does not compete any longer, but volunteers her support in any way she can. With husband Brian, they travel to major MSQ events to assist as officials. Cheryl is extremely generous with the time she devotes to MSQ and as the VP North, she is committed to assisting clubs to growing their membership and increase swim meets/postal swims. Cheryl coordinated the inaugural MSQ OWS at Lake Barrine offering three swim distances and sanctioned by Rottnest Chanel Swim, Perth. Cheryl is the Meet Convenor for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games and continues to fulfil her role as our Minutes Secretary. 

Vice President Central
Patricia O’Brien-Price

Patricia is a member of Maryborough Masters (QMB). She has held the position of Secretary since arriving at the club in 2015. She is also a committee member and publicity officer for the Maryborough Masters Games. Patricia joined the Darwin Stingers club (CDW) in 2008, having arrived at the pool with a burning desire to swim and an immobilising fear of the water. Patricia loves to combine travel and swimming having attended the past 10 National titles, and travelled overseas to Singapore, Auckland & Penang. In 2018, Patricia organised and coordinated the successful Swim into Spring campaign, with members and visitors attending stroke correction clinics over the 4 weeks. Additionally, Patricia is the Vice President Education for the Wine & Dine Toastmasters Club. Patricia also speaks to local community groups explaining that age is no barrier when it comes to learning to swim. 

Vice President Sunshine
Fernando Claro

Fernando is a member of Aqualicious Masters Swimming (QAL) since 2013 and currently holds the President position in his club. You can also find him on the summer weekends patrolling the Gold Coast beaches as a Surf Lifesaver. He was born in Lima, Peru and although he has swum competitively from a very young age, Fernando just rediscovered his passion for swimming only a few years ago, attending many swim competitions in Australia and overseas (New Zealand and Barcelona). In 2018, Fernando was appointed VP Sunshine. Being a Financial Accountant (CPA), he would like to put his knowledge and organisational skills to good use for the Masters Swimming Queensland community. 

Vice President South
Susanne Milenkevich

Susanne is member of Yeronga Yabbies Masters Swimming (QYP) since 2010. She has served as a club officer in various positions and as club administrator since 2011. Susanne is a regular competitor at MSQ meets in Southeast Qld and recently started travelling for competition. Her recent MSQ highlights include organising Yeronga Park’s inaugural and subsequent Masters Short Course Meet, participation in Pan Pacific Masters Games (this year was her 5th PPMG, for which she was also Co-Meet Convenor), and travelling to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef Master Games (Cairns 2017) and the World Master Games (NZ 2017). Susanne loves socialising, travelling and her 5 year old son. She brings a range of skills and experience in business management and communications to the MSQ Board.

Julie Bott

Julie is a member of Noosa Masters as well as Albany Creek. She has been an active member of QAC, both as a committee member as well as a swim meet convenor. Julie has competed in many meets in Queensland and nationally. Even when not competing, she supports husband, Greg as a volunteer at meets. Julie’s experience as a successful business woman and her commitment to Masters Swimming has made her a valuable member of the board.

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.

Directors of Coaching Services
Sean Williams

Sean is a former state and national swimmer, who has coached swimmers from beginner level through to state and national representatives. He currently coaches many competitive and fitness focused adults at the University of Queensland. He is very keen to work with our coaches to pursue the advancement of adult coaching in Queensland.

Directors of Coaching Services
Simon Watkins

Simon is head coach at Trinity Lismore Swimming Club. His coaching background is from grass roots through to international level in the UK and has placed swimmers on the Australian Para Team since coaching in Australia. He is also a member of ASCTA NSW Board and the Swim Australia Advisory Committee supporting coaches and swim schools along with delivering courses and training nationally and internationally.

Director of Recording
David Findlay

David is a member of Redcliffe Peninsula Masters. Although he works full time, he spends a great deal of time on recording matters for MSQ. He has compiled many documents and programs to assist in running swim meets. David enjoys swimming and competing when he can. He has a young family, but with the support of wife Jacqui, he continues to maintain his commitment to MSQ.

Director of Risk Management
Therese Crollick

Therese has been a member of Masters Swimming Queensland for 35 years and has been MSQ VP South, President and a National Board member. She loves to train and compete for fitness and finds open water swims a great challenge. Therese has a renewed interest in Learn to Swim and coaching and is currently working to update her qualifications. Masters swimming has also given her a wonderful excuse to indulge another passion – travelling. She will be off to Adelaide, Cairns and Korea this year – each trip because of a swimming competition. Therese is a Life Member of MSQ.


Minutes Secretary
Cheryl Brodribb>

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 46 clubs and approximately 1200 members. She also enjoys ocean swimming, parkrun and photography.

Membership & Registrations
Christina Scolaro

Web Content & Social Media
Christina Scolaro