It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing away of one of the East Region members, David Robinson.
Having joined Mildenhall and District Swimming Club in 1979 when his two children started lessons there, David dedicated a large proportion of the last 41 years to the sport. Despite never being a competitive swimmer himself, he held various voluntary roles at club, county and regional level and as a Referee, he was often seen poolside at many many competitions. He was a member of the Suffolk County ASA for 35 years and a founding member of the East Region board when it was formed in 2005. Roles he held at club and county level include team manager, secretary, chairman and president. He was the East Region President in 2011 and has also been masters manager and records officer for the East Region, secretary and treasurer of the Fenland Swimming League and he was vice-president of Mildenhall and District Swimming Club adding to that his work as a national referee and also trainer of officials. David was also honoured with the Swim England Alfred H Turner Award back in 2020.
Many of you will have fond memories of David from competing inthe Junior and Senior Fenland League competitions and anyone who has trained as a Referee will have had him share his knowledge and experience with them during training sessions.
David will be sorely missed by all in the swimming community and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. Details of his funeral can be found here