About Swim Dunedin

Swim Dunedin (Dunedin Swim Coaching Board / DSCB) is the organisational body in charge of professional swim coaching in Dunedin. Our goal is to provide high quality professional swimming coaching to members of Dunedin watersport clubs through the appointment of coaches and by maintaining athlete development pathways.

Swim Dunedin was established in 2012 by the Dunedin City Council to provide a structured approach to coach and athlete development and relieve the pressure created by competition for water space allocation between professional coaching services.

Current Board

Jonathan Duncan - Chairman

Jonathan has a passionate interest in sport, having competed in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200, 400 and 1500m freestyle.   Jonathan trained under the late Duncan Laing and was a New Zealand Representative Swimmer for eight years.   Jonathan continued his participation in the sport through regular coaching on both local and regional circuits, inspiring groups to first broaden then to achieve their goals.  Jonathan has a BBS in Business Studies from Massey and a Masters from Otago.  Jonathan brings to the Board understanding of the sport industry and managerial and business advisory experience gained both abroad and at home.   Jonathan is Corporate Business Advisor for the Otago Polytech.  

Andrea Wolf - Finances

Andrea’s interest in swimming has developed with her children’s involvement in a variety competitive water based sports. Nathan and Max are both members of A Squad. Andrea has experience in governance as a two term Board of Trustee of Grants Braes Primary school and in sport’s administration as a past treasurer of the St Clair Junior Surf lifesaving Club.   Andrea is a Chartered Accountant and has worked at the University of Otago in a number of financial roles.

Nic Dahl - Communications

Nic was a competitive swimmer, (National Age Groups and Open Championships), and a New Zealand representative in water polo and Surf Life Saving.    Nic trained under Duncan Laing and Hilton Brown in the Mt Roskill Swim Team (Auckland).   Nic continued participation in the sport with experience through teaching learn to swim and coaching National Age Group Swimmers at the Hilton Brown Swim School in Auckland.   Nic is National Advertising Manager for Allied Press, (publishers ODT).   

Richard Hutchens - Legal & Human Resources

Richard is a keen advocate of swimming and a Swim Otago official. He has three competitive swimmer daughters, Natalie who presently trains in B Squad and two younger siblings who train with the Queenstown Swimming Club.  Richard’s swimming governance roles have been as President of the QSC where he liaised closely with local council facilitating lane access to both competitive and non-competitive squads and he is a Swim Otago Board member.

Richard has experience in school governance roles both at Arrowtown School where he was Board Of Trustees Chair and St Hilda’s Collegiate where he is also a Board member.  Richard is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand having worked as a lawyer in New Zealand, the UK and Hong Kong.

Brendan McCane – Stategic Projects, IT.

Brendan is affiliated to the Kiwi Swim Club, is a swimming official and a member of the Tri Squad and actively competes in Masters.   He has two daughters Madeline who trains in the Tri Squad and Zoe is a member of the A Squad.  Brendan has a BSc.Hons from James Cook in Maths and Computer Science,  North Queensland and a Ph.D.   Brendan is Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Otago