Serpentine Swimming Club

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  • 18 Jun 2022

    800m (880 yards) in memory of the third and last Lido Superintendent, Jock Fee.  We also remembered Pete Sunders, Jock's fellow employee of The Royal Parks and club colleague.

    By pure happenstance (or was Hon. Handicapper Dani being extra kind to his elders?) three past presidents claimed prizes.  Jaana Tarma, Mike Barron and Laure Latham were also up amongst the honours.

  • 11 Jun 2022

    800m (880 yards) in memory of Sid Levy, our centenary President and a valued member for over sixty years.

    Nick was working, so it was left to the remainder of the Adams family to present the cup and prizes.

    John Tierney took home the silverware, followed by John Luckhurst, Jamal Saad and Alice Moore.

  • 04 Jun 2022

    Will Luckhurst's resilience over the five-race series saw him crowned our 2022 Club Champion.

    The five-race series commenced in February, with our championship contested through winter, spring and summer.  The distances -  50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.  Or if you prefer 55 yards, 110 yards, 220 yards, 440 yards, 880 yards.  And for the real obscurists amongst us, 10 poles, 20 poles, one furlong, a quarter-mile and half-a-mile.

    Will was presented with the Arthur Goffrey Cup by Arthur's daughter and a great supporter of the club, Judy Thayer.  The first Saturday of "metrological summer" greeted us with a damp and dull morning -  17c in the water and 14c in the air.

  • 28 May 2022

    Mr & Mrs Poppy were joined by Laure Latham and Charles Cottam to storm home to victory unnoticed by all but handicapper Dani Lobo.

    The annual event that some compare to herding cats was marvellously managed by Dani and his band of helpers (with a few hinderers thrown in for good measure).  A baker's dozen of 13 teams of four keenly competed in the 4 x 50m freestyle relay heats for the honour of qualifying for the final line-up of four teams.