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
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 has been a 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 has been a member of the MSQ Branch Management Board as VP South since 2018 and enjoys competition and supporting clubs across her region. Susanne loves socialising, travelling and her young 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
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 QUQ University of Queensland Masters since 2015 and has attended many swim meets in this time.  Emma has been a committed and enthusiastic member of the working group, which planned, organised and ran QUQ’s highly successful masters’ sprint and relay meet for the past three years.  Outside of swimming, Emma worked for over 6 years in a scientific laboratory where safety was of paramount importance.  She is familiar with the need for stringent safely protocols and procedures and for these to be regularly reviewed and updated.  Emma is dedicated and hardworking, and brings 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 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