One minutes silence for Bruce Welch OAM during Gold Coast Championships

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Swimming Gold Coast is saddened at the passing of Bruce Welch OAM. A stalwart of swimming for over 35 years Bruce was instrumental in the development of Gold Coast Technical Officials ranks.

He served on the Swimming Queensland board and was appointed as a GINA referee which is the highest recognition for technical officials in the world.

He was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his service to the sport of swimming.

Bruce was recognised for his significant contribution to swimming at both regional and state levels through life membership of both Swimming Gold Coast and Swimming Queensland.

When Bruce arrived from Victoria many years ago, there where very few accredited Technical Officials on the Gold Coast. As a result of his mentoring, encouragement, advice and support, Bruce’s legacy is a large number of experienced, high calibre Technical Officials on the Gold Coast.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with Bruce’s wife Nancy and their family.

Rest in Peace Bruce.

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