Kia ora koutou. I am a club parent to three club swimmers, and have lived in Kapiti with my wife Mary for the last 11 years. Our children have thrived with the Raptors, gaining a huge amount of confidence as swimmers, and finding a love for competing.

I’m keen to pass this experience onto others through my involvement with the Club. I have been a committee member since 2022 and am also the Junior Surf Coordinator with the Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving Club. In my day job I am the National Infrastructure Planning Manager at Te Whatu Ora.

Kia ora koutou, I’m a graphic designer and club parent who’s been a RSC committee member since 2022.

We’ve lived in Kapiti for 12 years. For seven of those years my daughter, Elsa, has been swimming with Raptors. In that time she’s learned a huge amount and loved swimming for the club.

As well as designing the new club identity my roles in the committee include updating the club website, uniform shop (and uniform designs) and any general event support.

I am an experienced bookkeeper and have worked extensively with finance systems over my working life, so volunteering my time to work as the treasurer for the club was a simple decision. I bring a strong understanding of financial reporting and management and am excited to work alongside the other committee members, to ensure the swimming club thrives.

I have lived in Kapiti for 20 years and have two children attending Kapiti College. My son has been swimming with the Raptors for the last three years.

I am a parent of three competitive swimmers, two of whom are currently swimming with Raptors. Our children learned to swim in the UAE where it is too hot to do much else in the hot months.

We moved to New Zealand in 2017 and the kids began competitive swimming at Icebreaker Aquatics. When we moved to Kapiti in 2019 they transferred to Raptors and we’ve been here ever since.  The kids have made great friends and developed a lot as swimmers in their time at the club.

I have been a committee member since 2022 and spend my days working as a fisheries scientist for MPI.

Introducing Patricia Robbie: a dedicated member of the Raumati Swimming Club. As the current Chair of the club, Patricia brings with her a wealth of experience, as well as having been a Raumati Swimming Club member herself in the past. As a parent to swimmers, she also understands the importance of nurturing a love for the sport from a young age.

Patricia is an unwavering supporter of swimming and is particularly keen on fostering the spirit of the club, where members come together to cheer on progress at all levels. She takes great pride in leading a team of enthusiastic volunteer committee members who share her vision for the club’s growth and success.

I’ve been associated with Raumati since 2010 dating back to the old Raumati pools. My sons, Nic and Alex, have represented the club at regional and national meets with some success.

In my time with RSC I’ve held various roles including official’s coordinator, pool liaison, Treasurer, Chair and now Grants Officer. I’m also involved in Gold Coast Zone as the Treasurer and can be found at most meets officiating poolside as a qualified starter and referee.

My love of swimming means I’m also active in NZ Masters swimming and Paekakariki Surf Lifesaving club. My daytime job is working for 2degrees providing Telecommuncations services to government agencies.