Programme director, responsible for all coaching
Gary has been a top New Zealand swimmer and coach for over 30 years.
Gary is an Olympian (Los Angeles 1984) appearing in three finals, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist and a silver medalist at the Berlin World Champs in1978. He was named Halberg Sportsman of the year in 1978 and went on to become one of New Zealand’s top swimming coaches. He has trained a host of young swimmers who went on to represent NZ at World Championships and Olympic Games and has been a NZ coach at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He brings a wealth of experience in developing programmes to ensure children develop in a structured manner and reach their full potential, whether they just want to swim for fun or go on to compete in aquatic sports.
Tash has represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games (Beijing and London) and won a silver and bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
She has also been a member of the World Championship winning NZ Surf Life Saving team in 2012 and 2014 and set new world records in several events. Born and raised in Lyall Bay she was Wellington Sportswoman of the year 2008 and 2012. She already has plenty of experience in teaching learn to swim and passing on basic swimming and surf life saving techniques. Her passion is to pass on those skills to the next generations and see them enjoy being in the water.