Serpentine Swimming Club

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  • 15 May 2022

  • 14 May 2022

    Sir Anthony Cleaver streaked home sideways to capture the spoils and the Ron the Con "Power Cup". 

    Once all racers had finished, we swam the now traditional extra 84 yards at "Ron pace" in recognition of Ron's 84 years.

    Kirstie Neilson and Mary Olivari provided some beautiful prizes in memory of their dear friend.

    Norman Jones did the presentation honours, stepping in on behalf of President Rob Ouldcott who was striding along the Pennine Way whilst we were drinking tea and eating cake.

  • 07 May 2022

    An international morning to celebrate a very significant anniversary in the club's history -  our return to racing twelve months ago.

    Vanessa surprised herself and stormed home to claim the Doug Smith cup for New Zealand. 

    Alan Mitchell streaked in second for Scotland, Jaana Tarmar followed-up third for Finland whilst Brian Thomas flew the flag of St George two weeks too late but still squeezed into fourth place.

    D-day veteran Doug Smith was a leading figure at the South London SC who swam with the Serpentine Swimming Club from 1956 until his premature death in 1967.  During his time with us Doug strengthened the already close ties between the two clubs.

    Also, a big thank you to the morning's wardens.

  • 30 Apr 2022

    Sally Olizar joined Mike on a sunny but chilly last day of April to present a cup in memory of Maurice Ferris.  Tony Schiemann held off Elly Jones to snatch the silver.

    President Rob had two messages -   1. if you are a cup holder please return it in good time for this year's race and 2. please volunteer for a warden session (once a month is no sweat for most regulars).