Our President for 2019 – 2020 is Terry Norris (Chalfont Otters SC)
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. We 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.