Graeme Maw, Para Swimming Programme Leader
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Start date: June 2017
Education: BSc(hons) Sport Science & Recreation Management, Loughborough University
MSc Exercise Physiology, Central Washington University
PhD Exercise & Environmental Physiology, University of Wollongong
Graeme is a very experienced performance manager, with a 25-year career in delivering results across multiple sports, with a particular focus on swimming. He begun his career in High Performance Sport ass Performance Manager, Queensland Swimming (1994-2000); before moving to the UK to take over as National Performance Director, British Triathlon (2001-2006) followed by leadership roles as Director UK Centre for Coaching Excellence (2007-2008) and Director of Sport, Millfield School (2009-2012). After moving to New Zealand, he was High Performance Director, Triathlon New Zealand (2013-2016) before taking over the successful PNZ Para Swimming Programme in mid-2017.
As PNZ Para Swimming Programme Leader, Graeme leads the national programme, including implementation of the Para swimming strategy, leading team members to deliver results against the strategy, and facilitating a collaborative performance environment conducive to Para athletes and coaches performing at their best at pinnacle events, especially the Paralympic Games. Graeme also works closely with PNZ’s government funder, High Performance Sport New Zealand, to support Para athletes through funding, training and life advisory. Graeme’s work particularly supports the ‘Medal Winning Performances’ pillar within the PNZ Strategic Plan – Towards 2020.