Mr Peter Johnston, Life Member

Peter Johnston joined the club in the 1986/1987 season.

Peter has represented the club at District Championships since the early 1990's and at the Metropolitan Championships since 1996. In 1994 Peter was awarded the Lions Club Award for clubmanship. He was Club Captain for 4 years from 1994 to 1997 and became a Committee Member in 1998, taking on the position of Junior Vice President and then Assistant Race Secretary from 1999 to 2002. From 2003 to 2005 he took on the role of Race Secretary.

Peter has been involved with the club’s Learn to Swim Program since 1992, assisting Joanne Deshto as Learn to Swim Coordinator in 2000 and 2001 and taking on the position again in 2004.
He has also been a member of the club’s coaching staff since 1994 and became an accredited Coach in 2002. In September 2005 he was appointed to the role of Head Coach and had to step down from the Committee and the position of Race Secretary. Peter is an accredited Timekeeper, Finish Judge, Check Starter, Marshal and Starter.

Behind the scenes, Peter has developed the club’s website since 1999 and automated many of the club's manual processes since 1998 including computer programs for the Senior Handicap and Club Championships in 1998 and a new program for the Graded Pointscore in 2004. In 2012, Peter oganised funding for and the purchase of the club's electronic timing system. Peter has also been involved in helping to organising various club activities including, swim meets, trivia nights, club trips, presentation evenings and organising club uniforms.

At District/Area level, Peter has been a Cumberland/Metro South West Delegate since 2002, a Development Squad Coach, a member of the Panel of Selectors and a member of the Competition and Development Committees.

Lions Club Award 1994
Club Captain 1994 to 1997
Committee Member 1998 to 2005, 2009 to present
Junior Vice President 1998
Assistant Race Secretary 1999 to 2002
Race Secretary 2003 to 2005
Learn to Swim Coordinator 2000 to 2001, 2004 to 2011
Assistant Coach 1994 to 2005
Club Coach 2005 to present
Registrar 2008 to present
40th Anniversary Committee 2008
Competition Committee 2009 to present
Assistant Publicity Officer 2010
Learn to Swim Committee 2012
Cumberland Delegate 2002 to 2008
Metro South West Delegate 2008 to 2016
Cumberland Development Squad Coach 2004 (Novice & Achiever Squads),
2006 (Novice & Achiever Squads (Head Coach)),
2007 (Achiever & Target/Challenge Squads)
Metro South West Development Squad Coach 2008 (Novice, Development & Target Squads)
2009 (Novice (Head Coach), Development, Achiever & Target Squads)
2010 (Novice (Head Coach), Development, Achiever & Target Squads)
2011 (Speedo Sprint Series)
Cumberland Panel of Selectors 2006 & 2007
Metro South West Competition Committee 2008 to 2010
Metro South West Development Committee 2008 to 2010
Merrylands ASC Service Excellence Award 2011
Metro South West Committee Member 2016 to present