At the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast 2 Referees were appointed, one from South Africa, and the other from Australia – Cherry Smith – our guest. Cherry is one of Australia’s most respected Technical Officials. Starting as a timekeeper in her local club in 1990 she had absolutely no intention of becoming a Referee, yet almost 30 years later there she was in charge of the mens events at the Commonwealth Games! And during that competition she had to disqualify a world champion in his pet event. Cherry talks to us about her swimming career including this disqualification experience.