Governing Board

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.

Governing Board

Ingrid Roding - Chairperson

With a wealth of business acumen focused on Strategy, Marketing, and Communications, Ingrid brings a distinctive perspective to both business and community engagement. An advocate for youth empowerment, sports, and mental health, Ingrid aims to integrate her professional expertise with a genuine passion for societal well-being.

Holding an MBA from the University of Otago, Ingrid now sets her sights on pursuing a PhD in the realm of High Performance.

For the past five years, Ingrid has been an integral part of the Swim Dunedin Community, contributing to its growth and fostering a supportive environment.

Jonathan Duncan

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 University and a Masters from Otago University.

Jonathan brings to the Board an understanding of the sport industry and managerial and business advisory experience gained both abroad and at home. Jonathan currently runs his own business from Dunedin, and has three daughters that love spending time in the water.

Nic Dahl

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 

Richard is a keen advocate of swimming and a Swim Otago Technical official. He has three competitive swimmer daughters. Richard has held swimming governance roles with Queenstown Swimming Club and is a former Board member of Swim Otago.

Richard also has experience in school governance roles, having served as Board Chairperson at both Arrowtown School and St Hilda's Collegiate. Richard qualified as a lawyer and has worked in the legal profession in New Zealand, the UK and Hong Kong.

Peter Deans

Peter has a finance and management background, being a qualified CA for over 25 years and is currently General Manager of Kaans Catering Supplies, a large Dunedin-based wholesale food and distribution company.

He has been involved in the Dunedin swimming community for the last 10+ years, both as a parent, and across various committee roles, he is a current member of the Swimming NZ Events Advisory Committee and is a qualified SNZ Technical Official.

Rosanne Lockie

Rosanne has been a competitive swimmer at the National Age Group, Open and Masters levels. She is a Chartered Accountant working in various industries, including supporting a learn-to-swim business. Rosanne has a daughter who competes in aquatic sports and has prior experience in swimming club management.


Swim Dunedin is the training arm for Dunedin Clubs and does not replace club Swimming. 

Policies and procedures

Click here to read our policies and procedures

Complaint process

Procedure for Incident Reporting.

DSCB adheres to and is governed by the Swimming NZ Member Protection Policy Manual.

  • Police vetting

All DSCB Coaches are police vetted as required by both the Swimming NZ and Swimming Otago Police Vetting Policy.

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