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The Committee


 


AJ McEver
Interim Chairperson



AJ has a background in theatre, photography and all things creative. He directed a feature length film in 2001 and followed it by writing a book about the experience. He moved to London in 2003 to work for Inspired Movies UK.

After the birth of his first daughter he went to work with the photography and design team at Comic Relief. He worked with them on 2 Red Nose Day campaigns and 2 Sport Relief campaigns.

These days he does freelance photo retouching and volunteers doing video production at his daughters school while also serving as a web administrator for London Swimming.


 


Mitchiko Divet
Interim Vice-Chairperson

Mitchiko has three children swimming with CSCSC in Elite, Senior Age Group Squad (SAGS) and Pre-competitive Development II, who all progressed through the swimpath of CSCSC over the last 5 years.

Mitchiko has been an active volunteer for the club since April 2016 as an official (J1). She is now training for the next step as J2 and officiates at every gala one of her children enters.

Japanese and French, Mitchiko grew up in France. After graduating from ESCP Europe and the Technical University of Berlin, Mitchiko worked in finance in Tokyo and in Paris. She later moved to the United States for 7 years, starting another busy life with three young children. Before settling in London in 2012, Mitchiko lived in Hong Kong where her boys started enjoying swimming competitions.

Mitchiko joined the Committee in November 2017 as a General Member.



Claire Butler-Brown
Secretary


Claire joined the Claire joined the CSCSC Committee at the start of 2012 as Press Officer.  She was a competitive swimmer and was keen to get more involved with the Club after her daughter progressed to the Development Squad at Highgate.

Her daughter has followed the Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming pathway from the start. She began as a non-swimmer in Level One at Highgate and currently swims with the Senior Age Group Squad.

She was a volunteer in the Press Office at the Aquatics Centre at the Sydney Olympics and is pleased to have the chance to combine her passion for swimming with her professional skills.

 


Laurence Markantonis
Treasurer

Laurence is an alumna of the European Business School, HEC, and the University of Paris law school, and has spent over 25 years working in M&A and financial advisory, primarily with with Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Laurence is also an active volunteer at her children's music school and is a licensed chaperone with Camden.

Laurence’s daughter began swimming with CSCSC in the Learn to Swim program and currently swims in the club's Top Squad.



Robin Brantley
Volunteer Coordinator 


Robin joined the committee in 2015 as IT Officer and took on the additional role as the Volunteer Web Coordinator in 2016.

Her two children joined Camden Swiss Cottage in Stage 2 of the Learn to Swim program and have progressed through the swim pathway where they currently swim with the Elite Squad.

Originally from the States, Robin moved to the UK in 1997. An alumna of Rice University and Cornell University, Robin spent 5 years working as a structural​ ​engineer​ ​in NYC before​ changing careers​ ​in 1996​ ​to work​ in banking for 15 years​ ​in​ IT and​ ​Project Management.

Robin ​is an active volunteer for a variety of organisations alongside Camden Swiss Cottage, including her children’s school and her church.



Helen Cumber
Equity Officer


Helen joined Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club in January 2015 after moving to London from Edinburgh for work. She currently swims with the Masters Squad generally in the evening, making rare appearances in the morning.

Helen graduated from Heriot Watt University after studying maths for four years, during which time she was on the Swim Team Committee as President, Secretary and Treasurer. For three summers Helen escaped the city and coached swimming and lifeguarded in Maine with Camp America.

Helen also taught swimming throughout school and university for six years in Edinburgh.

 


Richard Schunemann
General Committee Member


Richard is an IT consultant providing IT support to small businesses and professionals working from home, a photography enthusiast and has experience as a board member and chair of a local charity.

He has been involved with his grandchildren's swimming since they were born, and is delighted to have the opportunity to give back to the club that has played such an important role in his grandchildren's development.

Richard joined the Committee in November 2017 as a General Member.




Hilary Johnson
Welfare Officer


Hilary first joined the CSCSC Masters squad in 1993 and has swum with them on and off since then.  The longest break was when her daughters were very young but when they joined the junior squads she returned to the pool. More recently she has developed a love for outdoor swimming and can often be seen in the lido or the ladies pond on Hampstead Heath – even in the winter!

Her children progressed through the Learn to Swim program. One swam with the CSCSC Club squad and the other competed with CSCSC before leaving London for boarding school.

For the past 14 years Hilary has run her own business that focuses on the human dynamics in business; leadership development, team effectiveness and executive coaching. Prior to this she had a 20 year career in Financial Services leading large teams and as a Board Director.

Hilary also loves running and occasionally competes in triathlons.



Myrom Kahaner
Welfare Officer


Myrom works as a Co-ordination Quality Therapist (neurodevelopment therapy) and Psychotherapist. His work integrates elements of occupation therapy, physiotherapy and martial arts and he specialises in dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

He practices from his clinic in north London and in schools, both with statemented children (as part of their statement) as well as with other children in early intervention 'motor skill' groups (mostly in prep schools), preparing children for increasing academic pressure. In each setting, he provides direct intervention for children as well as advice and training for teachers, SENCOs, parents and key workers.

Myrom has two daughters who swim with the club; one in SAGS and one in the Competitive Development Squad.