Waiheke Pool Committee

Waiheke Pool Committee

A new Waiheke Community Pool Incorporated Society was formed on the 11th of April 2014 with a purpose of helping drive forward the plans for a new community swimming pool.

The purpose of the society:

  • To lead the community efforts in establishing a new indoor community swimming pool on Waiheke Island
  • Facilitate discussions between key partners for the effective design, development and construction of the pool
  • Play a leading role in representing the community’s views in relation to the new pool
  • Develop a business plan in conjunction with other partners, where applicable, for the effective construction and operation of the new pool
  • Develop and promote community fundraising initiatives and apply for funding on behalf of the pool
  • Promote swimming as a year round activity on Waiheke Island for the benefit of all sectors of the community

Who’s On The Committee

Delyth Morgan-Coghlan – Chairperson.

Delyth runs her own small Team Building and Events business, Let Me Out Ltd and is a former Wales international rugby player who chaired the Welsh Women’s Rugby Union and turned it from an amateur organisation to a professional body over a 5 year period. She was a member of the board of the Sports Council for Wales for 3 years before moving to New Zealand in 2007.  She is passionate about helping young people find their potential through sport and is currently coaching the next generation of female rugby players at Waiheke Rugby Club. She has worked in Media, Marketing and Event Management and Business Development. View full profile on LinkedIn: Delyth Morgan-Coghlan Linkedin Profile

Janet Vincent – Treasurer

Janet is a chartered accountant and a former Welsh international basketball player. She has been involved with many Waiheke not for profit organisations since her children were born 9 years ago. She has acted as Treasurer/Accountant for the following organisations:- Waiheke Budgeting Services Trust, Waiheke Adult Literacy Inc, Waiheke Gymnastics Club Inc, Waiheke Judo  and also administers Swimgym Waiheke. Janet Vincent Linkedin Profile

Linda Anderson – Secretary

Linda is a passionate and avid ocean swimmer who has competed locally and internationally in challenging ocean swims. She has three daughters who all enjoy swimming activities and is committed to helping to develop swimming opportunities for all the community 

Tanya Russell

Tanya is a born and bread ‘Waiheke girl’ with a range of business and fundraising experiences, a drive to move things on within the community. Her two children are taking lessons at the Te Huruhi Pool and Tanya has also joined the Adult Swim for Fitness classes and is making great progress!


Rawinia Salmon

Rawinia is a professional swim coach and swimming lessons manager who commits hours of her time to help grow the swimming talent of young people on the island. In her spare time she runs the Waiheke Swim Club which has seen a new generation of children and teenagers compete in Auckland swimming leagues, pushing themselves to be the most competitive that they can be despite the limited pool resources available on the island. 

Liz Blosch

Liz has been residing on Waiheke Island for over 12 years and in that time has been involved with fundraising initiatives for a variety of good causes. A qualified and experienced First Aid trainer and now stretching her own swimming experience as part of the Adult Swim for Fitness class, Liz has a can do attitude and positive approach to all the challenges that the pool project throws at her.

Amanda Wills

Amanda is a swim coach for adults and children on the island and has a proud Olympic swimming pedigree. Her father, a former Olympic swim coach for Great Britain and her brother a former Olympic swimmer are her inspiration to keep learning and sharing knowledge on how to swim with the Waiheke community. Amanda is passionate about progress and dedication to swimming and has recently competed in her first ocean swim event following an accident in 2017 from which she had to recover from two broken legs. She is an inspiration to us all! 



We have received pro bono support from a variety of professional people with skills and experiences in building community swimming pools.

These include a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience building public pools in New Zealand; an Architects firm with experience of building public pools and a Waste/water engineer.



Vanessa Smith – Glintenkamp (former Secretary)

Ann Brown (former Secretary)

Becs Ballard (former Local Board Member)

Manuel Kahura

Francesca Elischer (former Client Side Design Manager)

Kate Sedgley

Jon O’ Hanlon

David Arnold

Brett McDonald

We Need You

We are keen to hear from anyone in the community who would like to be considered for the pool project committee and feel they can provide support in the areas of administration, project management, business, fundraising, construction, sustainability and more.

These will all be voluntary positions where volunteers need to be able to commit some of their spare time to help move the project forward over the course of the next few years.

The committee sees its role as working in partnership with other key stakeholders, helping with the business planning, design and funding of a new pool.

We need a good range of professional skills and people with a can do attitude who are driven to do what’s best for the wider community.