It is with regret that we announce that Helen Mack has resigned from her appointment as one of our Regional Club Development Officers (RCDOs), with effect from the end of October. Helen is taking up a post with Cherwell District Council, in Oxfordshire, which is very much closer to home for her – her longest work related journey is likely to be no more than 20 minutes, and she will be able to cycle to work!
Helen has been involved in the sport in the Region, in one guise or another, since 2004. She was the original RCDO, joining us in 2008 and is very well known to many involved in swimming, not least because of her role with formerly Swim21, now Swim Mark.
Roger Penfold, Chair of the Regional Management Board, said “We are sad that Helen is leaving. She has been a fantastic enthusiast for swimming, across all the disciplines, and will be sorely missed. Her tremendous input into the sport was recognised in 2015, when the Region awarded her the Jeff Cook Memorial Plate for services to swimming in the South East.
“Helen will be a difficult act for anyone to follow. I am sure everyone involved in the sport in the Region will join me and the Board in thanking Helen for her invaluable support over the past 15 years and wishing her well for this new venture”.
Helen Mack replied “I have absolutely loved my role within the South East Region but an opportunity has come up to work with my local authority, on community infrastructure, developing sport, recreation and wellbeing on all the new developments. I just want to say thank you for everything, as, apart from the break to have my children, I have been with the ASA/Swim England since 2004 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute”.