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2023 Mike Small series commencment

2022 Christmas Day Race for the Peter Pan Cup

25 Dec 2022

A hard slog for Katie, who started 1 minute and 49 seconds after the first swimmer.  Last week's ice had cleared, but the 100 yard (91m) distance was a chilly, stength sapping 4.8c.  The dozens and dozens of swimmers in front of her were also quite an obstalce.

2022 Christmas Day Race for the Peter Pan Cup

Qualified swimmers for the Christmas Day 2022 handicap race for the Peter Pan cup.

20 Dec 2022

The final start list for the Christmas Day race 2022 is published below. Only the pre-qualified swimmers named on the list will be allowed to race.

As always, the race will start at 9 am sharp. If you wish to view the race, please try and arrive by 08:30 as, judging by recent years, the bankside tends to be full of spectators.

Thank you.

2022 Winter Series for the Bernard Fettes cup

17 Dec 2022

Nicola first in the "points mean prizes" stakes to scoop the Bernard Fettes cup for the Winter series.  Ice meant no races today, but competitors still received 2 points for a shoulders submerged dip in the ice.

Hon. Handicapper Dani Lobo presented his annual "most competitive swimmer" (or should that read most combative swimmer?) award to Natasha Wake.

James Norton presented Michael Cullen (aka SpeedoMick) with a cup for "an unherralded behind the scenes contribution".  

2022 Winter Series for the Bernard Fettes cup

2022 Christmas Day race information and pre-qualified swimmers

11 Dec 2022

Welcome to Serpentine Swimming Club!

The start list for the Christmas Day race is published below. Only the pre-qualified swimmers named on the list will be allowed to race. 

As always, the race will start at 9 am sharp. If you wish to view the race, please try and arrive by 08:30 as, judging by recent years, the bankside tends to be full of spectators.

Thank you

2022 Doug Smith cup SLSC v SSC

20 Nov 2022

The early rain clouds cleared to provide a beautiful sunny Sunday morning for the annual gala at Tooting Bec Lido.  Over thirty "Serpentinies" turned out to achieve a glorious second.  Team Serpentine was once again super efficiently marshalled and whipped into place by our club captain, Deirdre Ward.

This was the last chance to swim at the Bec before its' nine months closure for refurbishment.  Will many venture north of the river to continue their early morning fix before it reopens?

2022 Doug Smith cup SLSC v SSC

Louis Schendler Bowl 2022

29 Oct 2022

A dull morning, but lots of sunny and happy memories of Louis Schendler.  Prizes and trophy presented by daughter Bunny.

This was the last 100-yard race before the start of the 55 yards (50m) Winter Series sprints to be raced over the next eight Saturdays up to Christmas Eve.

(Plus a note from the Hon. Secretary regarding qualification for the Christmas Day race)

Louis Schendler Bowl 2022

Emmi Hunte Cup 2022

22 Oct 2022

The Emmi Hunte series is raced between February and October over varying distances -  February 55 yards (50m), March 110 yards (100m), August 880 yards (800m) with the final 100 yard (90m) race held in late October.   The first race of the 2022 series fell victim to the aftermath of the previous day's "Storm Eunice" -  the park did not open until 09.30 to allow a clear-up of debris.   Brian Thomas won the cup based on aggregate performance over the three races.

Emmi Hunte Cup 2022

Andrew and the Two Ronnies Cup 2022

15 Oct 2022

Laure Latham captured the silverware, storming past Brian Thomas at the finish of the 200m (220 yards) race.

Past president Norman told stories and memories of Ron Hamill, Ron Miller and his son Andrew.  President Rob told stories of Norman and Lorraine.

Andrew and the Two Ronnies Cup 2022

Stovold Cup 2022

08 Oct 2022

Another sunny autumn morning for the 200m (220 yards) race in memory of Sid and Gladys Stovold.  The cup was first presented sixty years ago in memory of Sid, who died suddenly at the far too young age of 51.

Stovold Cup 2022