GSFS Strategic Action Framework

GSFS Mission

To promote & enable swimming in the Gorge Waterway by supporting initiatives that sustain the health, awareness & vitality of the Gorge.

GSFS Vision

Gorge Swim Fest Society (GSFS) is a united group of stakeholders committed to ensuring the Gorge Waterway is a clean, safe & vibrant place for people to swim & play.

GSFS Strategic Pathways

  1. Promoting Public Awareness: To make the public aware that the Gorge Waterway is a clean, safe & vibrant place to swim.
  2. Ensuring a Healthy Gorge Waterway: To ensure the appropriate government agencies measure and manage environmental and health issues in the Gorge.
  3. Identifying & Enabling Swimming Events: To actively identify organizations who are interested in holding swimming oriented events and helping them make these event come to fruition.
  4. Identifying & Enabling Swimming Projects: To actively identify organizations who are interested in undertaking projects which enable swimming in the Gorge and helping them make these projects come to fruition.
  5. Building & Sustaining Partnerships: To identify stakeholders interested in the health, awareness & well being of the Gorge and explore with them how to leverage each other’s interest in the Gorge Waterway.
  6. Fund Raising & Sponsorships: To identify organizations supportive of the GSF Mission & Vision in order to co-create programs that make sponsoring or donating to the GSF attractive.
  7. Goverance/Administration: Developing & sustaining a high performing team.

GSFS Directors and Major Volunteers

  • Jack Meredith
  • John Sanderson
  • Nick Kovacs
  • Stephen Childs
  • David Nicol