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2022 Cyril and Yvonne Wood cup

01 Oct 2022

Robert Fisher came in first in the 200m (220 yards) race in memory of long time club favourites Cyril and Yvonne Wood.  Paddy Boyce provided some lovely prizes.

The club was also paid a visit by Ice Miler Ram Barkai, who spoke about his winter swimming history and his recently published book.

2022 Cyril and Yvonne Wood cup

All Clothes Race and Mario McClarnon cup

24 Sep 2022

One length of the Lido for the forever fun 100m (110 yard) All Clothes Race kicked off proceedings at 8am, followed by a quick up and back 200m (220 yards) in memory of barefoot marathon running, bagpipe busking, charity collecting, Clapham Junction signalman club legend Mario McClarnon.

Plus a big, bubbly birthday celebratrion for a happy Sarah Legrand.

All Clothes Race and Mario McClarnon cup

2022 Dusty Rhodes Bowl

03 Sep 2022

Covid in 2020 and then blue-green in 2021 meant a two year absence of the Tony and Jane Schiemann sponsored Dusty Rhodes Bowl.  "Only" a two year absence for the magnificant trophy, which disappeared from the fixture list after 1992, but returned in 2018.

2022 Dusty Rhodes Bowl

2022 Louis Farbe cup

27 Aug 2022

2022 silverware for veteran Haydn Turner on the same Saturday as 2021, but not the same silverware.

A big turnout for long term member George Brutton, with many memories of Frenchman Louis Farbe: a mid-20th century world record holder and popular club member.

2022 Louis Farbe cup

Bonnie Tsui visits the Serpentine Swimming Club

31 Jul 2022

“Buoyancy, floating, weightlessness. Freedom. These are the words we use to talk about swimming. Is it a coincidence that this is also the language we use to talk about the lightness of being, the wellness of being, that we strive for in this corporeal world?”
― Bonnie Tsui, Why We Swim

2022 Arther Hester 1889 memorial race

30 Jul 2022

Club member Bobby Baxter joined us to present cup and prizes in memory of his great, great grandfather, who was a key club member in the late 19th century.

Linda Luckhurst was back to swimming front crawl and winning ways.  Hubby John Luckhurst followed up in second place, pipping Alan Mitchell in the process.

For John this a second second in a row: he was runner up last year too.

2022 Arther Hester 1889 memorial race

2022 Rosie George Mile 1m

23 Jul 2022

Nick Hungerford retained the trophy he won in 2021, finishing ahead of Natasha Wake, Anita Goyos and Kevin Blick.

Our Christmas piper and close friend of Rosie, Lachlan McDonald, was present to pipe-in the finishers.

2022 Rosie George Mile 1m

2022 Bridge to Bridge

16 Jul 2022

Another beautifully sunny Saturday saw long term club members Sir Anthony and Lady Cleaver present the Dave Milne cup to the winner of our summer Blue Ribbon event.

Mike Olizar notched up a second Bridge to Bridge victory, having won the race a quarter of a centrury ago.

Vanessa Marshall was second, followed by Anne Mannix.

2022 Bridge to Bridge