Serpentine Swimming Club

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  • 19 Jun 2021

    Over recent years Ingrid, Jeremy and Robin Hunter-Coddington have presented a cup to an individual who they felt had made "an outstanding but largely unrecognised contribution to the club".  The presentation would be made after the Hunter-Coddington Dash, a "scratch" 110-yard (100m) race and the second of the Club Championship series.  Robin & Co. have moved aside from sponsoring the race.  James Norton has stepped into their shoes and will continue the tradition behind this particularly elegant cup.

    The cup came back into the club's possession a few years ago.  It was originally awarded for a series of "veterans" races in the 1930s by the then club Secretary Clary Reed.

  • 12 Jun 2021

    The race and cup celebrates Jock Fee and his work colleague and fellow club member Peter Saunders.  Jock was the third and last Serpentine Lido Superintendent.  The others being Sid Richardson and Ted Stoter, who was appointed when the Lansbury Lido opened in 1930.  The Lido Superintendent was a direct employee of the Royal Parks.  The post lapsed when the Lido was run as a commercial franchise from 1983.

    Ian MacEachern won the race, followed by Will Luckhurst and Andrew Fuller.

    All bar one of the Cselko's were on hand to make what is (for the moment) the traditional socially distanced cup presentation.

  • 09 Jun 2021

    The Serpentine Swimming Club will accept new members from Sunday 13 June 2021 at 8pm, with the new members number capped at 200 until further notice.

  • 05 Jun 2021

    The half-mile race for the Sid Levy cup, our 1964 centenary President, was won by Lucy Harris -  her first silverware.  This was very fitting as Lucy's grandfather, Albert Greenbury, swam with Sid when Sid joined the club in 1923.  Albert was club President, 1935 to 1955.

    Second home was Jeremy Newton, followed by Ilyan Kovatchev, Simone Piccoli and Nick Hungerford.