Four directors re-elected

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CALGARY – Swimming Canada’s Annual General Meeting came to a close Saturday in Calgary, as four members of the board of directors were re-elected to their posts.

Cheryl Gibson, Yves Lorange, Kerry Mummery and Jim Shaw were all voted in for new terms by the membership.

Gibson, a Chartered Accountant and lawyer, is a partner at the law firm of Dentons Canada LLP, and has been recognized as a leading Canadian expert in the field of tax law.

She is a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and is a member of the Administration and Finance Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency. She was a member of the national swim team from 1974 to 1982 and won a silver medal in women’s 400m individual medley at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Gibson was also a medalist at world championships, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games, and her many accolades include induction to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Swimming Canada Circle of Excellence. She has been on the board since 2012 and previously served from 1983 to 1994.

Lorange, who was appointed to fill a vacant position in July, is the newest member of the board. A Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, Lorange’s experience includes senior roles with Desjardins Securities Inc. He currently serves as Vice-president, Finance & Administration & Corporate Secretary of Tourisme Montreal.

Mummery is Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. After completing his career as an interuniversity swimmer at the University of Manitoba in the early 1970’s, he was head coach at the Saskatoon Goldfin Swim Club, Oakville (Ont.) Aquatic Club, Brandon (Man.) Thunderbird Swim Club and the Leduc (Alta.) Otters Swim Club. Mummery has also served as head coach for the Saskatchewan Canada Games team, chair of the Saskatchewan Swim Coaches Association and was twice named to the Canadian National Youth Swimming Team coaching staffs in the 1980s. He has been a board member since 2012.

Shaw, a consultant in strategic planning, policy development and board governance, has been on the board since 2010. He has worked with more than 50 provincial and national sport organizations and 20 Ontario municipalities and colleges facilitating the strategic planning, governance structures and human resources practices. Prior to establishing his practice, he worked as the Director of Programs with the (then) Canadian Amateur Swimming Association (1977-1985), developing programs for national teams and initiating sport medicine and science support. He was a national team swimmer from 1965 to 1969, competing at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and 1968 Olympics.

The AGM was held Saturday morning as part of the Canadian Swimming Congress, which wrapped up Sunday. The five-day event, a partnership with Swim Alberta and the Canadian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association, brings together hundreds of coaches, officials and swimming leaders for meetings, education and awards.

Swimming Canada’s annual report is available here: https://www.swimming.ca/AnnualReports.aspx

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