OUR BOARD

All MSABC members may attend and watch the proceedings. If a member wishes to raise a specific issue, please send an email to the Secretary so it can be added to the Agenda.

  • President, John Holmwood, president@msabc.ca

Presides at all meetings, CEO, supervisor, signing authority, liaison, prepares agendas.

John started swimming before he was 6 and swam with age group with the Trenton Dolphins from 10 to 13 years of age. He joined a Masters team in Ontario in 1980 and has been swimming ever since. He has been a member of clubs in 3 provinces during that period. Currently John swims for the Vernon Masters Swim Club. He is the Registrar for his club, the BC representative to the Swim Canada Masters Committee and our president.

  • Vice President, Dale Freeman, vicepresident@msabc.ca

Assists the President, acts in his/her absence and as signing authority, performs duties as instructed by the Board

Dale was raised around a swimming pool; Loves swimming and other related aquatic activities.
She’s a firm believer in the many benefits swimming provides and loves to strongly promote
the Fun, Fitness and Friendship component of MSABC.
After over 5 years of holding the  Director at Large position, she’s taken on the position of V.P.

  • Secretary, Lauren Westmacott secretary@msabc.ca 

Issues notice of meeting, keeps minutes and custody of all records, filings, distributes minutes, records manual, and general liaison

Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m the secretary for MSABC. This is my second year in this role and I was new to the MSABC board in April 2019. I’ve been a masters swimmer for 13 years now as a member of VMSC. I love the challenge, social aspect, and stress relief that swimming provides and I plan on swimming for many, many more years. 

  • Treasurer, Dale Robinson, treasurer@msabc.ca

Manages the funds of the Society, pays authorized invoices, signing authority, coordinates with the Auditor, prepares annual budgets and financial reports as required.

Dale has been swimming competitively for nearly 30 years, starting out at the age of 14 as an age grouper in Ontario, now a long-time Masters swimmer in British Columbia.  Dale has also been very active as a coach for Masters swimmers, triathletes, and age groupers here in BC, and has organized and ran several Masters training camps in Maui, Hawaii.  Dale joined the MSABC Board of Directors in 2017, sitting as a Direct at Large tasked with policy review and development during his first 2-year, then in 2019 stepped into the position of Treasurer where he now into his second 2-year term in that position.

  • Registrar, Bryan Iliscupidez, registrar@msabc.ca

Registers members and clubs, processes memberships, collects membership fees, maintains current mailing addresses, provides registration list, mails information to new clubs

  • Communications Director, Victoria Ryan, communication@msabc.ca

Responsible for Communication between the Board and the members

Victoria has been swimming her entire life and she was introduced to masters swimming right after finishing swimming in university. That’s now 20 years ago! She has been swimming masters with several clubs in the Lower Mainland but now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon where she started a masters club 7 years ago.

  • Competition Director, Jeffery Waldron, competition@msabc.ca

Responsible for Communication between the Board and the Meet Managers

  • Director at Large, Katie Coombs, director2@msabc.ca

Duties as directed by the Board

  • Director at Large, Bryan Goble, director1@msabc.ca

Duties as directed by the Board

Hi. My name is Bryan Goble. I have been involved in competitive swimming since I was 5 years old.  I spent 12 years swimming age group with the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club. The past 5 years I’ve swam with the Vernon Masters and currently with the Nanaimo Ebbtides. I took on a roll as a director at large because I wanted to give back to a sport which has enriched mine and so many lives in such a positive way. I look forward to serving our members now and in the future. I’m excited for the day we can all get together again at a meet near you!! 

Non-Board Members

  • Records, Julie Jones, Julanejones@yahoo.com > Maintains MSABC record database
  • Conflict Resolution Committee, Brent Hobbs, brent_hobbs@shaw.ca > Assists in conflict resolution between members
  • Open Water Committee, Susan Simmons, openwater@msabc.ca> Manages Open Water Committee