Bill Hogan has been an invaluable contributor to the sport of Swimming not only in Newfoundland and Labrador but across the entire country. He has been involved in the sport for over 30 years serving at swim meets across the globe and has held leadership positions as an official at local, provincial, national, and international levels including the Olympic Games. Bill is a master trainer for FINA; the International Swimming Federation for 24 years and is a well- respected figure in the world of swimming. He has served as president and vice-president of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador, Vice president of Swimming Canada in 2003-2004 and President of the Aquatic Federation of Canada from 2007-2011. Thousands of officials from countries all over the world have benefited directly and indirectly from Bills knowledge and teaching.
Mr. Hogan always made it a priority that people were treated fairly and athletes who worked so hard to compete whether domestically or at the Olympics were ready for what was to come. He took pride speaking to coaches and athletes to make sure they understand the rules so they were able to improve within their competition with little risk for mistakes. He has been recognized for his efforts with multiple awards including Official of the year in 2001 with Swimming Canada, President of the year in 2002 with Swimming Canada, and Official on the Year in 2017 with Aquatics Canada.
Hogan is a true guide in life as someone who wants to teach, bestow knowledge and wisdom for something bigger than himself. He is a man of impeccable character, kind, professional and giving. He currently serves as the President of Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador. What he has done for the sport of swimming can never be repaid and he is greatly respected for his contribution.