Masters Swimming Queensland Directory

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Cheryl Brodribb

Cheryl is a member of the Cairn Mudcrabs and a qualified masters’ coach and technical official. She is a former competitive swimmer, and now 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 for the past 5 years, she has been 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 has been our Minutes Secretary for many years.  

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
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
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. A former journalist and now semi-retired, Elaine enjoys giving back to the swimming community in her role as coach at Somerville House, Element Swimming and Brisbane Southside Masters. 

Julie Bott

Julie is currently a member of Noosa Masters as well as a 2nd claim member of Albany Creek Masters. She has been a member of MSQ for over 17 years, has held numerous committee positions whilst at Albany Creek Masters including swim meet convenor, secretary, treasurer, social activities co-ordinator and has always enjoyed her commentator role at both Noosa and Albany Creek swim meets. She moved her 1st Claim membership to Noosa Masters three years ago when she and husband Greg moved permanently to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. Julie has competed in many meets in Queensland and nationally and even when not competing, she’s happy to support Greg and cheer on her fellow club members. Julie has also completed many week long swim treks in Greece and the Indian Ocean and really looks forward to more of these when OS travel opens up again.

This is Julie’s 5th year as Treasurer on the MSQ Board and she feels grateful for the opportunity to assist the organisation which has renewed her childhood passion for swimming.

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.

Acting 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 into Masters Swimming Coaching and Officiating with Masters Swimming Victoria, MSV Director of Coaching and on the MSA National Coaching Committee.  A sea change to the Sunshine Coast has him continue open water and pool swimming at a very leisurely pace.  He is on the MSQ Technical Officials panel and is acting Director of Coaching.

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.

Membership & Registrations
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