Jan was widely respected for her high performance knowledge and approach and was a driving force behind the establishment of New Zealand swimming’s first high performance programme.
“A distinguished career as an athlete, coach, administrator and recently mentor, Jan was a very passionate and committed advocate for high performance sport”
said the Michael Scott, Chief Executive of High Performance Sport NZ.
Having worked closely with Jan for a number of years during my tenure at British Swimming and Swimming Australia, we remember her incredible impact not only on swimming but the wider high performance system.
Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this sad time”.