Mr. Kim Swan, JP, MP

Junior Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport


Mr. Hubert ‘Kim’ E. Swan has a long association with St. George Parish. He lives in the Town of St. George and on July 18th was returned to as the Parliamentary representative St. George's West #2. Kim has an impressive record of public service as a Senator for nine years and as a Member of Parliament. He previously served as an MP in St. George’s West from 2007 until 2012. He served on numerous Government boards including: former Chairman of the Road Safety Council, Police Complaints Authority, Immigration Board and the St. George's Golf Course Advisory Committee. As a member of the Bermuda branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), he represented Bermuda at several conferences in Bermuda, the Caribbean and Tanzania. He is a professional golfer by trade and holds the distinction of being the first Bermudian to compete on the PGA European Golf Tour. As a collegiate golfer, Kim represented Troy State University and won two NCAA collegiate golf championships. He experienced unprecedented success here and overseas winning the Bermuda Open Championships 3 times, the Americas Zone Qualifying for World Cup of Golf and several individual and team collegiate titles. He participated in many prestigious international golf tournaments including the World Amateur (Eisenhower Cup), the World Cup of Golf, the Dunhill Cup and championships at the Collegiate level. Kim has the distinction of competing in the Caribbean, South America, on the PGA European Tour and the Canadian Tour. He is an honorary member and former President of the Bermuda Professional Golfers Association and a much sought after Golf Coach who regularly writes articles for local and international golf publications. As a Golf Manager, Kim presided over the St. George's Golf Club and Ocean View Golf Course in varying capacities until 2001. He owned a golf management company which managed golf operations, golf tournaments and promoted Bermuda tourism overseas. Kim is devoted to community service. He thrives in the interaction with diverse communities. He listens, understands and connects in a way which fosters positive community growth. This is borne out of his spirituality. He enjoys reading the bible as much as he enjoys watching soccer and cricket. Kim was educated at The Berkeley Institute and Warwick Secondary and received further education at Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College) in Florida and he graduated from Troy State University (now Troy University), Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree. Kim is married to Cindy and they are proud parents of two daughters and two sons.