Tim was bestowed the honour of Patron on October 17th 2021 at the 93rd Annual General Meeting of Swimming Southland
Tim was born here in Invercargill in 1961 and his mother Mrs Pat Ward was the Patron of the Orca Club. Tim had been associated with the St Mary’s Club which later merged into Orca. Tim was a competitive swimmer, starting at the age of 10 and between 1976 & 1978 he was the leading Freestyle swimmer in Southland. Both Tim’s daughters have been involved in swimming and in 2005 Tim became involved in Officiating. Tim is currently a NZ Referee and has been the Officials Examiner for Southland for some 3 years.