St Edward’s College coach and swimming icon Charles Mock has passed away just shy of his 86th birthday.
Charles’ son, Michael, shared the sad news in a Facebook post, saying that the inspirational role model that was his father “will always be our number one.”
Number one indeed, him having enjoyed a 22-year career in Waterpolo, where he played as a goalkeeper for San Giljan ASC (then Balluta WPC), winning the league five times.
He then went a step further, making it as a coach, where he won the league with Valletta in 1985.
A revered swimmer, Mock crossed the Gozo Channel four times, the last of which was done at age 62 years.
For 30 years, he was also a beloved coach and educator at St Edward’s College, who posted a heartwarming tribute to the “much-loved coach and sports master” in the wake of his passing.
“Mr. Mock always had words of praise and encouragement for students and staff,” they wrote. “It is fair to say that the sentiment was fully reciprocated and Mr. Mock will always be remembered and respected.”
Featured Photo Credit: Michael Mock
Lovin Malta extends its condolences to Charles’ family and closest friends