Board of Directors
2020- 2021 Swim Natation Manitoba Board of Directors
President - Janice Kostelnyk
Treasurer - Chris Kushka
Secretary - Marta Smith
Director - Peter Garagan
Director - Riley West
Director - Nicholas Woelcke
Director - Andrea Tétrault
Swim Natation Manitoba Committees
Reporting to the Swim-Natation Manitoba (SNM) Board of Directors (Board), the Advancement Committee (AC) has oversight regarding all marketing, fund-raising, communication, promotional, branding, and advocacy matters. The Advancement Committee’s primary task is to look for new opportunities to ensure SNM programming remains financially viable.
Chair: Andrea Tétrault
Competition Hosting Committee
The Competition Hosting Committee (CHC) is directly responsible for the financial and logistical organization and operation of any Swim Natation Manitoba (SNM) Championship meet hosted by SNM. The CHC will also partner with Swimming Canada staff to organize, manage and operate any Swimming Canada Championship or other SNC designated meet hosted by SNM.
Chair: Janice Kostelnyk
The Executive Committee has oversight regarding the operation of the Swim-Natation Manitoba (SNM) Board of Directors (Board). The Executive Committee is responsible for nominations and succession planning. In addition, guided by the strategic plan, the Executive Committee advises the Executive Director on matters that fall outside of normal operational procedures or written policy.
Chair: Janice Kostelnyk Appointees: Peter Garagan, Chris Kushka, Marta Smith, Brian Leier
Finance & Operations Committee
Reporting to the Swim-Natation Manitoba (SNM) Board of Directors (Board), the Finance & Operations Committee (F & O) has oversight regarding all financial and all operational matters which are not technical or sport performance in nature. F & O’s primary task is to ensure all current and established legislation, regulations, bylaws, financial practices, SNM bylaws, and policies are followed by both the Board and staff. F & O also makes recommendations to the Board when financial, budgetary, or operational changes are required. F & O also works closely with both the Sport and Advancement committees where budget and financial matters are concerned.
Chair: Chris Kushka
Reporting to the Swim-Natation Manitoba (SNM) Board, the Governance Committee is responsible for bylaws, policies, and their interpretation and operational application. The Governance Committee advises the SNM Board of Directors (the Board) and the Executive Director on bylaws and policy, additionally reviewing and writing them as needed. The Governance Committee will work with all other SNM committees and SNM stakeholders to develop terms of reference, policy, and when needed, bylaws. This committee also has a key responsibility in matters of dispute resolution within SNM.
Chair: Nick Woelcke Appointee: Peter Garagan
Reporting to the Swim-Natation Manitoba (SNM) Board of Directors (Board), the Sport Committee has oversight regarding all technical and operational sport performance matters. The Sport Committee’s primary task is to ensure all current and established rules, bylaws, best practices, and policies are followed by the coaches, athletes, officials, and member clubs. The Sport Committee’s secondary task is to help develop programming consistent with the goals for athlete performance and skill-centered people development as outlined in the SNM strategic plan.
Chair: Janice Kostelnyk Appointee: Pascal St-Pierre