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Swim England remembers late former North East president, Dr Muir-Cochrane

Swim England would like to convey its condolences to the family of Dr Robin Muir-Cochrane, who died on Friday 11 October.

Dr Muir-Cochrane, a member of the City of Leeds Swimming Club, was president of the Swim England North East region in 1995.

A valuable asset to swimming communities of all levels, he served as an administrator and medical officer during a long career in the sport, also working on the Yorkshire and North East Counties Executive Committees.

Dr Muir-Cochrane was the medical officer at national swimming events for many years and was recognised for his work by being appointed Great Britain’s swimming team doctor at the 1987 European Championships in Strasbourg, and the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

The Yorkshire Swimming Association wrote: “The YSA Board are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Robin Muir-Cochrane, who was President of YASA in 1987. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Nuala, and family.”

Dr Muir-Cochrane is survived by his wife Nuala, a former Yorkshire SA secretary and international and national official, as well as daughters Nuala and Eimeir, son Ian and his grandchildren.