Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Interim Swim Coaching Arrangements

Interim Swim Coaching Arrangements

Dunedin (Friday, 25 January) – The new Dunedin Swim Coaching Board, appointed just before Christmas, has announced interim coaching arrangements until a new coach is appointed.

Chairperson Lindsay Dey says they have appointed Genardi Lavara to work with the senior squad of 30-35 swimmers, while John Cornfoot will look after the junior squad which has a group of around ten young swimmers.

“These are only interim arrangements until we have made a permanent appointment to the swim coaching role,” he says.

“However, we are fortunate to have the services of two such experienced coaches to look after our local squads in the meantime.”

The new board, announced before Christmas, includes Mr Dey, Matt Heaton, Sean McMahon, Kay Alexander and John Brimble, who between them represent a wide cross-section of the local swimming community.

Their role is to manage squad based swim coaches’ services at Moana Pool with a view to developing Dunedin as a major centre for swimming and providing clear pathways for developing young swimmers, from learn-to-swim to elite squad level.

The board anticipates it will name a new full-time coach in April.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Q+A Transcript: Groser ‘Not Expecting’ Failure At UN Climate Talks

‘I will be very surprised if we don’t get an agreement. I think it’s a completely different situation to Copenhagen for a number of reasons. We’ve got a much more realistic negotiating proposal on the table. Secondly, I think the science has strengthened...’ More>>


Greenpeace Protest:

Climate Talks, Immigration And Housing: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More>>


After Urgent Law Change: Beneficiaries Urged To Act Immediately

I am hoping that thousands more people will be enabled to lodge their review... people without internet, who don't even realise that this has been happening. If just a fraction of the people on facebook can help others to put in reviews tomorrow it could improve so many more peoples Christmas. More>>


Auckland: Phil Goff To Run For Mayor In 2016

Phil Goff has today announced his decision to stand as an Independent candidate for Mayor of Auckland next year... As Mayor, Phil Goff will focus on a number of issues that directly impact on the lives of Aucklanders, including tackling traffic congestion and increasing the housing supply. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Mike Moore To Step Down As US Ambassador

Yvonne and I are giving notice to MFAT that we will be leaving the Post just before Christmas on the 16th December... I am now the longest serving continuous Ambassador to the US. I didn’t seek this job but felt I should do it because great issues were at stake. The time was ripe for it. More>>


Fox Glacier: Seven Dead In Helicopter Crash

The operation to recover the victims of Saturday’s helicopter crash at Fox Glacier is a technically challenging task calling for specialist skills in an unforgiving environment, says operation commander Inspector John Canning. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news