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Bill Matson

1933 - 2011

Bill Matson, Life Member of Swimming New Zealand and Swimming Wellington, FINA Vice-President.

Bill had been involved in swimming administration for more than four decades, rising to become a FINA Bureau member in 1996, re-elected in 2000 and elected Vice President of FINA in 2005. He was a Past President and Life Member of Swimming New Zealand and also of the Wellington Swimming Association. He was President of Oceania Swimming Association from its inception in 1991 until 2008. He was a former board member on the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

In 2010 he was honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she appointed him an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to swimming.