Masters Swimming WA Inc. is primarily run by volunteers, however we do have a small State Office comprising of four staff members.
Sophie has over thirty years of corporate experience having worked in a variety of roles in marketing and general management across different sectors and organisations. Following an 18-year career in marketing while overseas, including eight years working for sportswear company, Puma, Sophie returned to Perth where she has worked and volunteered in sport at both club and association level for the past 13 years.
Sophie’s achievements include playing a pivotal role in the global relaunch of the Puma brand internationally and launching interactive television products across new markets in Europe. Sophie was also instrumental in managing change and driving growth in a number of sports clubs in WA. She is passionate about driving positive organizational culture through strategic planning, good governance and transformational leadership.
Sophie possesses an MBA and is a Member of the AICD and AIM WA, was previously on the board of Volleyball WA and is now on the boards of the peak body for sport in WA, Sport West and the state sporting association, Triathlon WA.
Sophie has played numerous sports since childhood, including representing the state in swimming and water-polo and was a keen open water swimmer through her membership at North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club. She remains active in sport and is committed to encouraging people of all ages and abilities to engage with sport at whatever level makes them feel good and enjoy the experience.
Communications & Events Coordinator
Tarquin Bateman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts: Journalism from Curtin University in 2018. Since then, she has gained work experience writing, creating graphics, producing videos and managing social media and communications for several community clubs. Tarquin was also an intern at Clubs WA for 9 months where she gained events and administration experience. Recently, her videography work has been utilised to help transform the Masters Swimming Club Coach Workshop into a Nationally Accredited online format. Tarquin has been the Communications and Event Coordinator for Masters Swimming WA since February 2020.