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Club and Community | 20 September 2023

Swimming Australia Finalises New Constitution

Swimming Australia has finalised the drafting process of its proposed new constitution, which has now been provided to voting members ahead of a Special General Meeting (SGM) next month.

Members will be asked at the SGM to vote on the new constitution, which has been developed in consultation with key swimming and sporting stakeholders over the last two years to ensure that the structure and governance of Swimming Australia meets modern corporate and sports governance standards and practices.

The work has also been undertaken so that Swimming Australia meets its obligations as a Member federation of World Aquatics, and that its corporate governance complies with, and is aligned to, the Australian Sports Commission’s good governance principles.

The new constitution, endorsed by World Aquatics, the Australian Sports Commission and the Swimming Australia Board, will provide a greater voice for athletes and a broader membership base that is better representative of its members.

The Swimming Australia Board will be discussing the new constitution in detail with its voting members ahead of the members voting on it at the SGM on Friday 20 October.

Swimming Australia interim President, Susan Smith said:

 “We are pleased to present our voting members with the new constitution ahead of next month’s SGM.”

 “The new constitution will modernise Swimming Australia’s governance standards and practices, and provide everyone involved with Swimming in Australia, from grassroots and community level, through to high-performance, with an enhanced experience, no matter their level of involvement.”