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Hyde stakes for runners and swimmers

07 Sep 2019

It was another one of those splendid mornings that Serpentine swimmers are fond of, blue skies and cooling Autumnal waters and a meeting with our good neighbours, the Serpentine Running Club. At stake was who was the best runner and swimmer of the two clubs. 

As it happened, Serpentine SC’s Tom Elliott and Fran Lou proved to be the best, as they were individual winners of the club’s biathlon on Saturday 7 September. The annual biathlon, co-hosted with Serpentine running club, provides a chance for members of either club to prove who is the best runner and swimmer combined.

Hyde stakes for runners and swimmers
Happy 80th birthday Squrril

Katie wins George Brutton Cup

31 Aug 2019

Katie won the 440 yard race for the George Brutton Cup in glorious late summer sunshine. Nick H was second and Vanessa M third.

Katie wins George Brutton Cup

Congratulations Alex Fordyce, English Channel Solo Swimmer

27 Aug 2019

Alex Fordyce, a Serpentine Swimming Club member, started his heroic solo swim across the English Channel on Tuesday 27 August, from England to France.

He dove into English waters at 07:29 from Shakespeare Beach, and was escorted by 'Gallivant' piloted by Mike Oram.

After 15 hours and 51 minutes of swimming, an elated Alex walked up the beach in France.

Congratulations Alex Fordyce, English Channel Solo Swimmer
Paul wins Andean Cup prizes by Luckhurst family

Dream, work hard, believe and do not cheat.

23 Aug 2019

Congratulations to the extraordinary Gaurvi Singhvi, a 16 year-old swimmer who successfully swam the English Channel solo today 23 August in a time of 13 hours and 28 minutes.

Dream, work hard, believe and do not cheat.
Andrew Fuller’s Individual Medley and Cygnet Cup

Percy Clears Cup win for Kevin

10 Aug 2019

An on form Kevin added to his winning streak by following his win at last Sunday’s River Nene Race by taking the Percy Clears Cup. Sarah was second, Poppy third. Paddy was last.

Percy Clears Cup win for Kevin

Desirée Ellinger an extraordinary Diva and a noteworthy diver

09 Aug 2019

It was a seismic moment, for the 1930s, when Kathleen Murphy smashed chokingly social barriers and became the first woman to be legally allowed swim in the Serpentine in June 1930. Perhaps Murphy’s inspiration for this feat could have been thanks to a swimming wager made by an English opera soprano that caught the world’s attention?

Desirée Ellinger an extraordinary Diva and a noteworthy diver
Stuart wins Roy Wrey Race and Cup