Our President for 2019 – 2021 is Terry Norris (Chalfont Otters SC)
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Terry passed away on Sunday 11 April.
His commitment to his club, the Region and to our sport was unsurpassed and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
If you have any personal comments or memories that you would like to pass to his family please write to Bryony Gibbs
Please read his biography below.
I have worked in Financial Services compliance since 1988 and during the 1990’s I was also a Professional Tour Manager in my spare time taking groups to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and Ashes Cricket tours in Australia. I also escorted groups on cricket or rugby tours to New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies. Heidi and I then had our daughter!!
I came to the sport of swimming only in 2009 when my daughter Katie (at age 9) joined Chalfont Otters SC in South Bucks. Previously I had enjoyed a modest career on the rugby and cricket pitches from the early 70’s and still only very occasionally play cricket in President’s matches.
At Chalfont Otters I was immediately co-opted onto the committee and was a rubbish press officer. I was offered the Fixture Secretary role the following year before eventually becoming Treasurer. In 2012 I became Chairman, a role I fulfilled until 2016 during which time, among many other things, I ran the club’s first 4 overseas camps.
In 2016 I became President of Berks and South Bucks, a one-year role which I held for 3 years and 3 months! It was just one week before becoming Regional President that I was able to pass on the County Presidency to Bev Skelton.
I look forward to the next one-year role which will last 20 months or so and I hope to visit as many County events in all disciplines as I can.
I am also a Team Manager for the Swim England South East Region, Swim England and British Swimming. I have supported the South East Regional Camps in the UK for 12 year olds over the past 3 years and I have also worked with many of our top swimmers at International Competitions in Nice and in Antwerp since 2017.
I also support as a Team Manager the National Development Camps for 13-14 year olds, National Event Camps for 15-16 year olds and Open International Competitions for England and GB.
I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few months.