Robert Noel Smith

Date of birth

23 December 1926 at Timaru

Parents

Robert Henry and Dorothy Smith

Married

Rata Tiller 1950

Children

Three daughters

Education

  • Waimataitai Primary School
  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • Canterbury Agricultural College

Career

  • Council member New Zealand Swimming Federation 1962-94
  • Federation Chairman 1991-94
  • Manager New Zealand swimming team to World Games 1975 and Montreal Olympics 1976
  • Starter at Commonwealth Games 1974
  • Organiser New Zealand Games 1981
  • Director of World Games for the Deaf 1989
  • Referee for Commonwealth Games and World Masters’ Games 1990
  • Officiated at 33 consecutive national championships
  • Referee, starter and judge at various international swimming championships

Honours

  • Life member Eastern Districts Swimming Centre
  • Life member New Zealand Swimming Federation