It is with some regret that I have resigned from my position as Chair of the Committee. For a variety of reasons, it seems the right time to move on and allow someone else to have a turn. Most Members will not understand the complexities of what the Committee is required to do, or the time it occupies, and why should you?
Constantly working in the background, we have neither the profile nor visibility of the Coaching Team, but swimmers work with resources acquired by the Committee, are kept safe by the Committee, and swim within systems designed by the Committee. For those of you that like the sound of such a role, I’m sure that you would find involvement in the workings of the Club very rewarding and urge you to put your names forward when the opportunity arises.
For myself, my daughter joined the Club 14 years ago, and I have never regretted a moment since.
I joined the Committee many years ago and became Chair after that. As Dickens would say, “It has been the best of times, it has been the worst of times”, but mostly it has been a privilege to work alongside Coaches and Colleagues past and present.
My particular thanks go to Paul Brockwell and Daren Golder, for being pillars of support and for adding a calm, patient tone in times of need. Please all accept my thanks for all that you do for the Club, and to Coaches past and present, I thank you too and wish you well for the future.