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Special Member Acknowledgements

Mr Clive Wheeler



Clive Wheeler was awarded a Taranaki Service Award in 1983 and has been a Life Member of Swimming Taranaki since 2007.  Clive’s service to swimming was recognised by Swimming NZ in 1999 and Clive was awarded a SNZ Honours Award in 2010.


This year (2020) we farewell Clive from the Blazer Committee on which he has served for many years.  This committee come together annually to consider all nominations for Taranaki Awards and his knowledge, experience and the value of fairness he bought to this Committee will be missed.


Clive holds JOS, IOT, Starter and Referee Official qualifications and has participated at all levels of governance.  Clive commenced coaching in Inglewood and was instrumental in the promoting, fundraising and seeing through to completion the major task of transforming the Stratford pool from outdoor to indoor aquatic centre.  Clive has strongly influenced swimming in our region, lifting and achieving the sport to a National level.  Clive has had many swimmers compete nationally.


On behalf of all swimming families in our region, thank you Clive for all you have done for the sport of swimming in our region and look forward to seeing you poolside.