Staff Bios


Emily McNeill

General Manager

Emily has extensive experience in the Aquatics Industry, is passionate about Learning to Swim and Water Safety, and thrives in supporting businesses, enabling them to run the best operations possible. 

Her skills in stakeholder management, business & strategic planning, and operations, coupled with Industry knowledge, allow Emily to continue driving ASSA forward alongside a strong team of dedicated directors.

If you have any questions about partnerships or your membership or you simply want to say ‘hello’ you can contact Emily at

Janina Geraghty
Janina Geraghty

Marketing & Partnerships Manager

Janina brings her extensive marketing expertise and hands-on experience as an active Learn to Swim (LTS) instructor to her role.
Janina’s love for the water led her to relocate to the beautiful beachside city of Wollongong, where she quickly became an enthusiastic participant in the local ocean swimming community.  In her search to find a swim coach for ocean swim events, Janina discovered an interest for teaching and became a LTS instructor.  Teaching babies, children, and adults how to swim on Saturday mornings for nearly two years has  brought Janina immense joy and a sense of purpose.
Outside of work, Janina actively contributes to the community as a patrolling member of the North Wollongong Surf Lifesaving Club.  Additionally, she serves on the committee in the capacity of PR and Promotions Officer, showcasing her dedication to promoting the importance of surf safety and drowning prevention. 

If you have any questions or you simply want to say ‘hello’ you can contact Janina at

Hollie, Member Experience Specialist
Hollie Johnson

Member Experience Specialist

Hollie hopes to build authentic and lasting relationships with members of the Australian Swim School Association.  She believes respect and communication are key to positive and enduring relationships.  Hollie wants members to feel supported and to gain value and enjoyment from their ASSA membership.

If you have any questions or you simply want to say ‘hello’ you can contact Hollie at