Cook Islands Aquatics Federation consists of an Executive board of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members who are elected at the AGM.
Cook Islands Coach - Horst Miehe
Horst Miehe, the Cook Islands swimming coach based in Auckland, New Zealand whose extensive experience has been key to the development of international competitive swimming by Cook Islands swimmers. A highly respected coach nationally and internationally Horst early in his career guided 4 New Zealand record holders, multiple New Zealand Age Group Champions, a National representative and a club that ranked 10th at National Age Champs despite a town population of only 7,000.
Currently the coaching director at Howick Pakuranga Swim (HPK) Club, the HPK programme has delivered multiple National Representatives at all levels culminating with 2 Olympians for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The programme developed has grown from 800 lessons per week in one pool, 48 squad swimmers and 14 staff, to over 10,500 lessons per week in 5 pools, 96 staff and over 220 squad swimmers. Horst is an international Fellow of the American Swim Coaches Association. In 2009 Horst became a FINA educator spreading the swimming word in such tourist hotspots as Ethiopia, and Brunei dar es Salaam. Horst has delivered both Level 1 and Level 2 FINA courses.
On the local New Zealand swimming scene Horst has been the President of the NZ Coaches and Teachers association as well as a board member, an ex officio member of the SNZ board. In 2012 Horst was recognized as a Gold SNZ Coach. Horst has been involved in delivering silver and bronze courses for Swimming NZ and is currently on the Board of Water Safety New Zealand.