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Resignation of Swimming New Zealand CEO

It is with regret that Mike Byrne has today announced his resignation from Swimming New Zealand. Although Mike has reservations with the draft findings of the Working Group, he has chosen to resign to enable Swimming New Zealand to be able to move forward productively.

Swimming New Zealand thanks Mike for his contribution to the organisation, including implementing significant change, salvaging Swimming New Zealand’s financial position, securing the sport’s first ever principal sponsor, and establishing the State Kiwi Swim Safe learn to swim programme, which has seen a significant number of primary school children learn to swim.

We wish Mike the very best for his future endeavours.

For the moment all operational matters should be referred to Mark O’Connor, GM Operations. Swimming NZ will not be making any further comment on this matter.