Shiralee has been swimming for over 45 years and competed in both Open & Age Group National Championships, medalling in both Butterfly and Medley events.
In later life, she made a return to competition, competing in the World Masters Games and Pan Pacific Masters Games with great success, winning gold in the 100m and 200m Butterfly; She also holds the NZ Masters record in the 200m Butterfly.
Shiralee’s swim teaching qualifications include babies and toddlers through to adults and squad coaching and she also holds her Level 1 coaching certificate.
Apart from swimming Shiralee is very active and has competed in cycling events, half-marathons, marathons and triathlons including Ironman & Half Ironman. She is still very active in her swimming, training every weekday morning and says she couldn’t imagine life without swimming.